HC Deb 04 March 1919 vol 113 cc207-8
80. Captain LOSEBY

asked the Pensions Minister if he is able to report any speeding-up in regard to the assessment of disability pensions, appeal in regard to awards, and the granting of alternative pensions?


My hon. and gallant Friend will recognise that demobilisation is throwing a very great strain on practically all branches of the Department. Every effort is being made to cope with the work and, by reorganisation and increase of staff, to ensure greater expedition, but some considerable time must necessarily elapse before any substantial improvement can be expected.