HC Deb 05 November 1940 vol 365 cc1224-5W
Mr. Mort

asked the Home Secretary whether he will supply information with respect to the borough of Swansea as to the procedure adopted for recognising acts of bravery during air raids; what power the local air raid precautions committee have to veto any application; and the body that makes the final award and the persons composing it?

Mr. H. Morrison

A.R.P. Controllers and Chief Officers of Police and Fire Services have been asked to report any case of gallantry coming to their notice and Regional Commissioners may make recommendations for consideration by the Departments concerned any by the committee presided over by Lord Chatfield. There is no question of an application being made by anyone, but all heads of services are encouraged to report acts of gallantry which come to their notice so that they may be considered for submission to His Majesty who makes the final award.