§ Mr. G. LOCKER-LAMPSON
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury a question of which I have given private notice: Whether Army pensioners who are entitled to exemption from the National Insurance Act are having 4d. a week deducted from their wages by the officials of the Royal Arsenal because the exemption cards for which they have applied have not been returned, and whether the delay in dealing with claims for exemption cannot be avoided?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
Any inconvenience to such pensioners will be of a slight and transitory character. The Commissioners are dealing rapidly with claims for exemption, and a number of exemption certificates are being issued every day. The Commissioners will refund the amounts deducted in the meantime to those who prove to be entitled to exemption.