§ Sir H. CAYZER
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether for reasons of economy the Admiralty have decided not to issue clasps to medals in respect of service in the War, 1914–18; and, if this be so, whether it is possible for the Admiralty to issue in their places vellum certificates giving authority to individual officers and men, if they so wish, to purchase at their own expense and wear certain clasps?
§ Mr. HODGES
The issue of clasps to officers and men of the Royal Navy is at present suspended for financial considerations, but no final decision not to issue them has yet been given. With regard to the last part of the question, I would refer to the reply given to the Noble Lord the Member for South Battersea (Viscount Curzon) on the 30th April.