I have been asked to reply. I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister gave on 5th March to the hon. and learned Member for Richmond, Surrey (Sir G. Harvie-Watt). There is a proposal afoot for the issue of a United Nations medal for the Korean campaign and my right hon. Friend is informed that tenders for the manufacture of the ribbon have been already invited in this and other countries. In the circumstances, gallantly though our Forces have borne themselves in the operations, it would appear to be unwise to consider recommending at the present time the institution of a British award in addition.
Lieut.-Commander Gurney Braith-waite:
As the matter has gone thus far, can the right hon. Gentleman tell us whether this medal will be struck and manufactured in this country; and whether all those who have participated in the Korean campaign, including those who have been withdrawn, will qualify for the issue?
The hon. Member ought not to be so foolish. We should never dream of asking China to tender for the production of a United Nations medal. That is the sort of foolish observation we expect from the hon. Member. I have now forgotten the second part of the hon. and gallant Gentleman's supplementary question.
It was whether all those who have served in Korea from the inception of the campaign, including those who have since been relieved, will qualify?