41. Mr. Astor
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty when it is proposed to issue the Africa Star to the Navy.
It is intended to issue the Africa Star ribbon to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines as soon as the qualifications for the 1939–43 Star have been finally settled.
Can the First Lord give any indication of when this really unreasonable delay will have ended?
I am afraid I cannot answer that. It is a question which depends upon the general settlement of the conditions of the 1939–43 Star, and which is not confined to my Department.