§ MR. J. R. YORKE
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Why the Egyptian War medal has not yet been distributed to Her Majesty's Naval Forces who were present at the Bombardment of Alexandria and elsewhere, in Egypt, 846 during the late War; and who is responsible for the delay which has occurred?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
The issue of the Egyptian War Medal to the Navy has now commenced, and will be carried on with as little interruption as possible. The delay has arisen from the fact, that, under the arrangements hitherto in force, medals were supplied to the Admiralty by the War Office, and thus the Army obtained precedence in the issue. In future the Royal Mint will furnish medals directly to the Admiralty, so that this complication will be avoided.