HC Deb 17 December 1908 vol 198 cc2099-101
MR. CLAVELL SALTER (Hants, Basingstoke)

To ask the Secretary of State for War what steps have been taken to carry out the recommendations on pages 29 and 30 of the Report of the

(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) No such distinction as that referred to in the Question is made.


To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state the number of claims under the Old-Age Pensions Act received up to date; and whether he will give the number investigated, the number allowed, the percentage refused of those investigated, and the number still to be inquired into.

(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) The following table shows the progress made by pension officers up to the 5th instant, the latest date to which figures are available—

Committee on Civil Employment of ex-Soldiers and Sailors.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.)

Creation of an Association for the Employment of ex-Soldiers and Sailors.

Since this suggestion was made, the circumstances have been altered by the fact that the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act imposes upon the County Associations the duty of undertaking "the care of reserve and discharged soldiers." The steps necessary for carrying out this work are at present the subject of careful consideration.