§ Brigadier Prior-Palmer
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the increase in numbers of candidates for the Meritorious Service Medal with annuity, he will consider an increase in the size of the total grant in order that a greater percentage of those recommended can be rewarded.
§ Mr. Lawson
This point was considered a few months ago, and it was decided that there were no grounds on which to justify an increase in the number of annuities (750) now payable. I regret that I can see no reason to depart from that decision.