§ Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
asked the Secretary of State for War why personnel in supplementary Reserve category C are not equally entitled, with categories A and B, to the Efficiency Medal.
§ Mr. Lawson
The regulations for the award of the Efficiency Medal provide that the qualifying service required for the medal shall be "Service in an authorised auxiliary, naval, military or air force of the Empire in which training in peacetime is a prescribed condition of service." Category C of the Supplementary Reserve consisted entirely of personnel not required to undergo training in peace and they are, therefore, not eligible for the Efficiency Medal.