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Military Medal

Volume 649: debated on Wednesday 22 November 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for War approximately how many recipients of the Military Medal prior to 3rd September, 1939, are now alive; and what would be the cost of now giving them parity of treatment with recipients of the medal after the said date.

I have no record of how many survive who won this medal before the Second World War. But in all fairness we could not pay the financial benefits only to the living; and if we paid them also to the estates of those who have died the cost would be above £2 million.