HC Deb 26 April 1923 vol 163 cc648-9
41. Mr. F. ROBERTS

asked the Minister of Pensions the number of cases in the 12 months ending 31st December, 1922, where application was made by the relatives of a deceased pensioner dying in an institution for travelling expenses to attend the funeral in the district where the institution was situate; what was the total sum involved; and what would have been the charge on the Ministry's funds had the bodies of the deceased been conveyed to their homes?


No separate record is kept of cases of this nature.


Will the right hon. Gentleman supply as much information as he can get, and will he reconsider his decision not to make these payments retrospective?


Seeing that the large number of questions put to him indicate many grievances against his Department, does not the right hon. Gentleman think that the time has arrived for him to change his attitude towards claims for pensions?


I should say that the references to them in certain newspapers rather suggest organisation.

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