HC Deb 16 August 1916 vol 85 c1872
88 and 89. Mr. HOGGE

asked the President of the Local Government Board (1) how the Statutory Committee proposes to deal with the suggestions received during the Debate on pensions; whether they propose to make any alterations; and (2) whether it is intended to set up any appeal from pensions granted by the Statutory Committee?


The hon. Member should have addressed these questions to me as representing the Statutory Committee. Regulation 37 was the subject of most of the criticism directed against the Regulations during the Debate. This will be discussed at the conference which is being arranged by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool between representatives of the mayors and of the Statutory Committee. Other points raised in the House can be dealt with in the instructions which will shortly be issued with the Regulations. I gave reasons during the Debate why the Regulations should be issued as soon as possible rather than with alterations which might involve delay. I am not aware that there is any intention to set up any appeal from, pensions granted by the Statutory Committee.


Has my right hon. Friend given instructions as to the suggestions made in the course of Debate, and are those recommendations being dealt with?


The suggestions made are being considered.