§ Mr. PENNEFATHER
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, under 1943W Army Order 314, of 16th August, 1914, all troops in the United Kingdom were to be considered on active service; whether punishments have taken place under this order; and, if so, whether medals ought also to be granted under it?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The answer to the second part is also, with some limitations, in the affirmative. As regards the third part, the award of war medals is dependent in the first instance on entry into a specified zone of active operations, generally described as a theatre of war. The United Kingdom does not come under this description.