HC Deb 03 February 1960 vol 616 cc145-6W
110. Mr. James Hill

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will take the necessary steps to give soldiers who won the Military Medal in the 1914–18 war the same monetary recognition as those of the 1939–45 war.

Mr. de Freitas

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will amend the regulations covering the award of the Military Medal, so that those who earned this medal before 3rd September, 1939. may receive the same financial benefits as those who earned it after that date.

Mr. Soames

No. In 1945, when these benefits were introduced, it was made clear that they applied only to decorations earned on or after 3rd September, 1939.

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