HC Deb 19 November 1918 vol 110 cc3335-6

asked the Pensions Minister if he will see that in all appointments of pensions inspectors in Wales such inspectors shall be able to speak in Welsh and English, and shall have lived in Wales and understand the Welsh habits and customs of family life, in view of the fact that discontent and misunderstanding would thus be avoided?

The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of PENSIONS (Colonel Sir A. Griffith-Boscawen)

Both the present superintending inspectors for Wales are Welsh-speaking Welshmen, well known in their respective areas, and their subordinate inspectors are also Welshmen. In making applications to the outdoor staff in Wales special regard is always paid to the conditions specified in the hon. Member's question.