asked the Undersecretary for India whether he could state the probable length of time which will elapse before the medal granted for the operations against the Zakka Khel and Mohmands in 1908 will be issued to the troops concerned?
§ Mr. MONTAGU:
The Secretary of State regrets the delay that has occurred. It is due to the difficulty experienced in obtaining a suitable design for the new Indian General Service Medal. A design has now been approved, and it is hoped that the punches and dies for striking the medal will be ready for shipment to India by 1st April. The manufacture of the medals will begin as soon as the punches and dies are received at the Calcutta Mint.