§ 4. Mr. BARKER
asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that William Ernest Williams, late No. 20,511, West York Regiment, residing at 9, York Street, Abertillery, now in receipt of a pension of 8s. per week, has made an application for a commutation of his pension to enable him to enter a drapery and millinery business of which he has had training and experience, and that the commutation of 1737 the pension has been refused and no reason given for the refusal; and will he have the case reopened, and, if satisfied of the bona fides of the applicant, will he have the pension commuted as requested by Williams?
§ Major TRYON
An application for commutation was received in 1920, and was refused. No reasons why commutation was desired were given. No further application appears to have been made, and I am afraid that as the amount; of the award is below the non-commutable minimum a renewed application could not be entertained.