HC Deb 25 March 1976 vol 908 c267W
Mr. Geraint Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for Defence on what grounds the Government refuse to pay gratuities to First World War holders of the Military Medal, in view of the fact that gratuities are payable to Second World War holders of that gallantry decoration.

Mr. Robert C. Brown

On grounds of cost and the administrative difficulties of tracing the holders or the beneficiaries of the estate of those holders who have since died.