HC Deb 05 July 1949 vol 466 cc1954-5
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 September, 1945, to 30th June, 1948. A short White Paper on the subject is available in the Vote Office.

Mr. Low

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that his answer will give great satisfaction to all who have watched the services of these men in conditions of great difficulty and hardship?

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.