HC Deb 04 March 1921 vol 138 cc2185-6W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that a number of persons have acted as secretaries of war savings committees during the whole of the time these committees have been in existence and that they have given their services gratuitously; and whether it is proposed to recognise those services by granting a medal or conferring an honour on these individuals?


A large number of individuals have given their services gratuitously as honorary secretaries of local (War) savings committees. In this capacity they have rendered, and in many cases continue to render, services of the greatest value to the savings movement, and thus to the nation, and I desire to take this occasion for expressing on behalf of the Treasury my sense of obligation for these services. Those services have been recognised by the issue of a specially designed Certificate of Appreciation, signed by the Prime Minister and the Chairman of the National Savings Committee. Appointments to the Order of the British Empire have also been conferred on a number of honorary secretaries who have rendered specially conspicuous services.