§ 1. Mr. Braine
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will now give some suitable mark of recognition for long service to members of the Civil Defence services; and whether he will make a statement on the subject.
§ The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. R. A. Butler)
Representations that a medal should be instituted to recognise long and efficient service by members of the Civil Defence services are being considered. I regret, however, that I am not yet in a position to make a statement.
§ Mr. Braine
Is my right hon. Friend aware that such an award would not only 1568 give immense satisfaction to the members of this splendid service but would be extremely well received by the country as a whole, which, I think, recognises the value of the work done by these public-spirited men and women, in some cases since 1939?