HC Deb 04 April 1944 vol 398 cc1783-4
8. Mr. Tinker

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that the parents and wives of those who have lost their sons and husbands are anxious to know if they will receive the war-service decorations and medals that would have been given to the Service men; and will he make a statement upon this.

Sir J. Grigg

Campaign medals will be manufactured after the war. In the case of an officer or man who has been killed the medals will be sent to the person named in his will as the person who should receive them. If he has not made a will they will be sent to the next-of-kin in the order of relationship laid down in the Regulations made under the Regimental Debts Act.

Mr. Tinker

I thank the right hon. Gentleman for his reply, as a lot of feeling is being caused among people who have lost husbands or sons about whether these decorations and medals would be passed on to them or not. That answer will give them satisfaction.