HC Deb 11 November 1952 vol 507 cc22-3W
71. Mr. M. Lindsay

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that there is a long waiting period between the time of a recommendation for the award of the Meritorious Service Medal being made and the actual award of the medal; and if he will take steps to ensure that recommendations are not made until it has been ascertained that vacancies exist.

Mr. Head

No. Candidates who are currently recommended and selected for the 100 medals which are awarded each year get their medals within some two months of their selection.