HC Deb 08 February 1955 vol 536 c1734
48. Mr. Elliot

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the granting of a general service medal to the Forces engaged in Kenya.

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir. Her Majesty has approved proposals for the grant of the Africa General Service Medal for specified service in Kenya since 21st October, 1952. A short White Paper on the subject is available in the Vote Office.

Mr. Elliot

Does my right hon. Friend agree that this action will be taken as a recognition of duties carried out in trying circumstances by officers and men, and that it will meet with universal approval throughout the country and in the House?