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Medals (Delayed Issue)

Volume 466: debated on Tuesday 21 June 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that Mr. L. L. Crisp, of 40, East Street, Braintree, Essex, who is entitled to a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, with gratuity, was advised on 27th August, 1948, that the medal would probably be issued to him in March or April, 1949, and that on 5th March, 1949, the regimental paymaster had been advised in respect of his gratuity, but he has so far received neither medal nor gratuity; why the delay in issuing them is longer than was foreseen; and if he will expedite their issue.

The delay in issuing the Long Service and Good Conduct medal is due to supply difficulties, but I am glad to say that medals are now being issued in a number of outstanding cases, including that of Mr. Crisp. According to my information Mr. Crisp was sent the gratuity in respect of the medal in October last.