HC Deb 12 December 1950 vol 482 c977
39. Sir T. Moore

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will consider a readjustment of the order in which decoration and medal ribbons are worn so as to give the Territorial Decoration a more suitable place.

Mr. Strachey

The order in which decorations, medals and orders are to be worn is contained in the third Supplement to "The London Gazette" of 8th July, 1949. The Territorial Decoration takes its place among other Efficiency and Long Service Decorations. I see no reason for altering this arrangement.

Sir T. Moore

This may not seem a matter of much importance, but is it not an established practice that all British decorations take precedence over campaign medals? That being so, why depart from that precedent on this occasion in regard to the Territorial Decoration?

Mr. Strachey

Perhaps the hon. and gallant Member will put the point to me in a letter or speak to me about it.