HC Deb 20 February 1919 vol 112 c1108
18. Major PRESCOTT

asked the Pensions Minister if he will give the reason for his objection to the proposal recently made by the clerk of the Tottenham Urban District Council that steps should be taken to bring into being a national association of war pensions committees, particularly in view of the fact that it is claimed that such national association would secure the interchange of views between the various war pensions committees of the country and be helpful to the Government and the Ministry of Pensions in dealing with matters affecting the welfare of disabled and discharged sailors and soldiers and of their dependants?


The proposal referred to was made in April of last year. Since that date provision has been made by Section 16 of the War Pensions (Administrative Provisions) Act passed in the last Parliament, enabling local committees to form an association. I may add that advantage has been taken of this provision, and draft rules for such an association have just been submitted for my right hon. Friend's approval. I am sending my hon. and gallant Friend a copy.