HC Deb 24 September 1948 vol 456 cc196-7W
Major Tufton Beamish

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the disappointment of Territorial Army Officers at the continuing delay in the announcement of the conditions governing the award of the efficiency decoration and medal; what has been the cause of this further delay; and when the announcement will be made.

Mr. Shinwell

I appreciate that the delay in this matter is causing disappointment, but it is one which must be considered not only by His Majesty's Government but also by the Governments of the Dominions and Colonies. I hope that it will be possible to make an announcement early in the New Year.