Oral Answers to Questions — Industrial Workers (Meritorious Service Awards)

– in the House of Commons on 30th September 1942.

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Photo of Mr Gordon Hall Caine Mr Gordon Hall Caine , Dorset Eastern

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider making recommendations for the creation of an order of efficiency which could be conferred upon industrial workers, male or female, in recognition of meritorious service in the advancement of the war effort in factory or workshop?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

Proposals of this kind have recently been very carefully examined. It is considered that a more extended use of the existing awards would be preferable.

Photo of Mr Gordon Hall Caine Mr Gordon Hall Caine , Dorset Eastern

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in the United States a similar order has had very great effect?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

I have asked for reports about that.