§ 43. Mr. WILSON-FOX
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that on 14th May, 1920, a new form of register, specially printed and bound, was supplied by the Ministry of Pensions to local war pensions committees for the purpose of recording applications by the wives and dependants of serving men for allowances and grants in supplementation of separation allowances; that a circular, dated 7th May, 1920, had been issued by the Ministry of Pensions to local war pensions committees informing them that no fresh applications for supplementary allowances and grants were to be entertained; and that all such allowances and grants then in issue were to cease on 30th June; and whether he will state the amount of the expenditure involved in the printing, binding, and issuing of these registers?
§ Major TRYON
The register to which my hon. Friend refers was compiled last year in response to requests from a number of war pensions committees, and copies have been issued from time to time since January of this year to those committees who requested them. The decision to terminate the issue of supplementary allowances had not at that time been taken by the Government. I need hardly add that the further issue of the register has been stopped. I am informed by H.M. Stationery Office that the cost of printing, binding, and issuing the registers was approximately £415.