§ Lieut. - Colonel MOORE - BRABAZON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why the Foreign Office has refused permission to unpaid civilians doing work for the Japanese Government to wear decorations conferred upon them by the Japanese Government when officers doing the same work and paid by the Japanese Government have been given permission, seeing that the services rendered without payment to the Japanese Government do not contravene paragraph 3 of the Regulations respecting foreign orders?
§ Mr. McNEILL
Under the Foreign Office Regulations British officers whose services are lent to, and paid by, foreign Governments are eligible for permission to accept and wear decorations conferred upon them by that Government in recognition of services rendered during the period of their being so unemployed. On the other hand, civilians rendering services to a foreign Government in the ordinary course of business and in the fulfilment of a Government contract are not eligible under the Regulations for permission to wear decorations conferred by the foreign Government in respect of such services.