§ 55. Mr. JOHN GUEST
asked the Minister of Pensions the amount of the reduction in the cost of war pensions for the year ending 31st March, 1922; and if he can give the amount of such reduction which is due to a lessened administration and the reductions in payments to war pensioners, respectively?
§ Major TRYON
The total expenditure (excluding cost of administration) of my Department for the year ending 31st March, 1922, was £90,035,516, as compared with £100,364,647 for the previous year, a decrease of £10,329,131, or 10 per cent. The cost of administration for the year ending 31st March, 1922, was £5,524,100, a decrease of £756,769, or 12 per cent. as compared with the previous year.