HC Deb 25 January 1945 vol 407 c953
24. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if a certificate of the nation's thanks, suitable for framing, is or will be issued to the next of kin of members of the N.F.S., police and C.D., killed by enemy action whilst on duty.

Mr. H. Morrison

When a member of the Police, the N.F.S. or the Civil Defence Services is killed by enemy action while on duty, it is the practice for the local authority or a senior officer of the Service to send a message to the next of kin, expressing gratitude for the services which he or she has rendered in the country's defence and sympathy to the relatives in their bereavement. In conjunction with other Ministers concerned, I have under consideration the possibility of issuing a certificate of the kind which my hon. and gallant Friend has in mind at the end of the war in Europe.