§ 38. Mr. ANDERSON
asked upon what grounds it is suggested that representation should be given to the governing body of the National Relief Fund on the Statutory Committee proposed to be set up in connection with military pensions and payments; whether application has been made by the Government to the National Relief Fund to provide or supplement separation allowances and pensions; and, if so, with what result?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Acland)
The Select Committee on Pensions, in their second Report, have recommended that the Committee of the National Relief Fund should be invited to contribute to the voluntary funds out of which the pensions and separation allowances paid by the State may be supplemented; and it is for this reason that it is proposed to give the governing body of the fund representation on the Statutory Committee.
§ Mr. ANDERSON
I take it that there will be an opportunity presently for discussing the advisability of the policy?