HC Deb 26 March 1968 vol 761 c253W
Q7. Sir T. Beamish

asked the Prime Minister if he will now advise that the Albert Medal not awarded posthumously should rank as equivalent to the George Cross.

Q15 and 16. Dr. Bennett

asked the Prime Minister (1) if he will advise Her Majesty to grant an annuity of £100 to the 32 surviving holders of the Albert Medal, whose awards were only given for acts of gallantry at least comparable to those which now merit the Victoria Cross and the George Cross, all the holders of which have received such an annuity since 1965;

(2) whether he will advise the reinstatement of the Albert Medal to its former position immediately following the Victoria Cross in precedence.

The Prime Minister

These matters are too complex to be dealt with satisfactorily by Question and Answer across the Floor of the House and hon. Members interested in this subject may know that my noble Friend Lord Stonham has offered to discuss them with representatives of the Albert Medal Association. When that discussion has taken place I would be very willing to enter into correspondence with hon. Members if they thought this useful.