HC Deb 28 January 1941 vol 368 c407
13. Mr. Leslie

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has any figures to show how many of the men who have won honours in the present war for displaying conspicuous bravery and leadership of men fighting against heavy odds were drawn from the middle, lower-middle, and working classes?

Captain Margesson

No, Sir.

Mr. Leslie

May I take it that honours are decided upon on merit alone, irrespective of class or colour?

Captain Margesson

Certainly, Sir.