§ MR. G. H. MORRELL (Oxon, Woodstock)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he will consider a suggestion put forward by many Poor Law Union Boards, namely, that Army pensioners should receive their pensions weekly or monthly instead of quarterly, as at present; and, if he finds some such proposal feasible, whether arrangements might be made to pay the same through the local post offices?
§ MR. BRODRICK
Arrangements are in progress for paying pensioners in the Government service more frequently, but apart from the expense involved, which would be heavy, there are difficulties in their own interest in regard to frequent payments of other pensioners, which have been explained in this House. Pensioners have for many years past been paid through local post offices.