HC Deb 18 June 1941 vol 372 c647
50. Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the difficulty of avoiding invidious distinctions at a time when widespread heroism is being displayed, he will consider the suspension of all such awards as a tribute to the nation for its heroism and devoted service?

The Prime Minister

No, Sir.

Mr. Edwards

Is the Prime Minister aware that there was recently a most undignified squabble between the Lord Provost of Glasgow and certain departmental officials who refused to accept the recommendation of the Lord Provost and others charged with that duty, and would it not be well to avoid these differences?

The Prime Minister

My feeling is that the wide distribution of the George Medal is a most important measure at the present time. Of course some difficulties arise when a great process like this is going forward, but the complaint I have heard made continually is that not enough recommendations are made.

Mr. Buchanan

Is the Prime Minister aware that at the present time, to aid in the war effort, he ought to bring the Lord Provost of Glasgow into the War Cabinet?