§ 5. Mr. WATERSON
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Private Murden, No. 645,621, 7th Battalion South Wales Borderers, was discharged on 19th December last; that he has only been able to do four weeks' work since, owing to a malady contracted on War service, and although he has a wife and family to keep he can get no relief or pension; and can he expedite the granting of pension or advise as to how the family are to be maintained whilst the Ministry decides?
§ Major TRYON
There is no trace in the Ministry of any application for pension by Private Murden, and it is found on inquiry that his papers are still with the Record Office. They have now been called for in order that the question of pension may be investigated.
§ Mr. WATERSON
Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman say how this family is to be maintained until the pension is granted? Are they to go into the workhouse?