§ 36. Mr. A. R. W. Low
asked the Prime Minister whether approval has been given for the issue of the General Service Medals for service in Palestine by any persons other than those provided for in the White Paper, Command Paper No. 7254, of November, 1947.
§ The Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)
Yes, Sir. His Majesty has approved proposals for the grant of the General Service Medals to certain further categories for service in Palestine and the waters adjoining during the period 27th 1955 September, 1945, to 30th June, 1948. A short White Paper on the subject is available in the Vote Office.
§ 37. Mr. Lipson
asked the Prime Minister what additional delay in issuing medals would have been caused by having the name and number of the recipient inscribed on each one of them.
§ The Prime Minister
There would have been considerable delay, probably amounting to a year or more.