§ Commander Locker-Lampson
asked the Secretary of State for War in how many cases non-combatant officers have received the Distinguished Service Order; and whether he will ensure that this distinction will only be given to officers who fight and are not upon the staff?
§ Sir J. Grigg
Since the outbreak of war nine awards of the Distinguished Service Order have been made to non-combatant officers. The statutes of the Distinguished Service Order, as amended in 1931, lay down that it shall be conferred only as a reward for distinguished service in action with the enemy and I can assure him that the standard required is as high to-day as it has ever been.