§ 4. Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he has received representations as to the hardship resulting to pensioners on the disbandment of the Westhoughton local war pensions sub-committee and the transfer of the business to another centre several miles away;; and whether he will take steps to alleviate the hardship about which complaint is made?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
The proposed dissolution of this sub-committee forms part of the scheme for the reorganisation of war pensions committees in the North-Western Region under the provisions of the War Pensions Act of last year, and was not decided upon without full consideration of all the circumstances. I do not anticipate that any hardship will be occasioned to pensioners by this change, but should events prove otherwise, I am prepared to make arrangements for an office at Westhoughton.