§ Colonel YATE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the Government of India will now take into consideration the work performed by the officers and men of the Royal Navy, Indian Army, and Royal Indian Marine in the suppression of gun-running in the Persian Gulf during the last few years; and will he recommend the grant of a medal, or some equally appropriate recognition of the good work done, to all engaged in the operations?
§ Mr. CHARLES ROBERTS
The Secretary of State, in communication with the Government of India, has already considered the question as regards the Indian Army and the Royal Indian Marine, and is of opinion that the operations in question do not come within the terms of the Royal Warrant concerning the grant of medals. As regards the Royal Navy, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given on the 12th instant by the First Lord of the Admiralty to a question on this subject.