HC Deb 20 February 1919 vol 112 c1110
21. Major Earl WINTERTON

asked the Pensions Minister if he is aware that in the minds of many discharged service men the idea still exists that the King's Fund is intended to be substituted for and not supplemental to pensions given by the State; and if he will take steps at the earliest opportunity to make the facts about the fund widely known?


Some misapprehension may exist, as the Noble Lord suggests, but I do not think it can be general, having regard to the very wide publicity which has been given to the King's Fund in the Press. Many articles have appeared in the newspapers, and much literature has been distributed, in which the objects and scope of the Fund have been explained, and prominence has consistently been given to the fact that the grants are not in any sense a substitute for State provision.

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