HC Deb 17 July 1919 vol 118 c580

asked the Pensions Minister if he will state the average number of cases dealt with per day per head of staff employed by the Pensions Ministry?


So many operations are involved in the award, issue and continued payment of a pension that it is impossible to give any average output per head of the staff which would not be misleading. The staff of the Ministry consists of approximately 15,000 persons. In the month of May, the awards branches, with a staff of 6,000, gave decisions in over 250,000 cases, and the number of pensions in payment at the end of the same month was 1,300,000. In addition to its other work, the Department deals with an enormous amount of correspondence, upwards of 500,000 letters being received every week.

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