HC Deb 17 March 1919 vol 113 cc1721-2
45. Sir J. BUTCHER

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the fact that in numerous cases soldiers or their wives or dependants write to different Government Departments for information or redress and for weeks and sometimes months receive no reply; and whether, in view of the fact that such omission has caused, and is causing, discontent, he will give directions that all letters and complaints from the classes above referred to shall be promptly attended to and replies sent?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part, the local pensions committees have been established all over the country for the express purpose of giving information and redress on the spot, and it is to them that applications should be made in the first instance.