Mr. T. THOMSON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the possibility of modifying the Regulations governing the issue of medals for war service so that those who enlisted for general service, but were prevented from going overseas owing to injuries sustained on duty whilst serving at home prior to being sent abroad, may receive medals which are already granted to members of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who also never went abroad?
I regret that I cannot undertake to revise the conditions governing the issue of the medals in question. Those conditions were finally settled, after very full consideration, some time ago. It has always been recognised that they are not 1283W identical for the Navy and the other Services.