§ 68. Mr. WING
asked the Secretary to the Local Government Board if he is aware that a circular has been issued by the secretary of the Statutory Committee 2574 to local authorities suggesting to them to delegate to the existing committees of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Families Association the distribution of supplementary grants under the Naval and Military War Pensions Act; and whether this circular was issued with his sanction?
§ Mr. HAYES FISHER
The circular to which my hon. Friend no doubt refers related only to the supplementing of separation allowances. In order that there might be no interruption in this necessary work, it was suggested that, as a purely temporary measure, the local committees set up under the Naval and Military War Pensions Act should appoint the local branches of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Families Association as their own sub-committees for this purpose until the local committee had had time to complete their organisation.