HC Deb 12 July 1944 vol 401 cc1733-4
41. Major Kimball

asked the Prime Minister whether he can now announce any decision as to the issue of a suitable badge to be worn on civilian clothes to men and women who have been honourably discharged from His Majesty's forces because of wounds, accidents or illness.

The Prime Minister

The King's Badge is issued to those invalided from the Navy, Army and Air Force, and the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleet, through wounds or war disablement attributable to service since September 3, 1939. Suggestions that the terms of qualification should include illness not attributable to service have been very carefully considered, and it has been decided not to make this alteration in the entitlement rules.

Major C. S. Taylor

Is my right hon. Friend aware that 200 Members of this House have expressed a desire that such a badge should be issued to those who are honourably discharged from whatever cause?

The Prime Minister

I was not aware of it. I have the greatest respect for the opinion of any hon. Member of the House, and especially of 200.