§ 9. Mr. STEPHEN
asked the Minister of Pensions if he is now in a position to state what steps he proposes to take to deal with the hardships and suffering caused by the numerous reductions of dependence pensions owing to the recent revision; and whether he proposes to arrange for a reconsideration of decisions of the appeal tribunals?
The reconsideration of cases of pre-War dependence pension which had been reviewed is now in progress in accordance with the arrangements outlined in the answer given on the 18th February in reply to the hon. Member for East Bristol (Mr. W. J. Baker) of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy. I regret that I am not yet in a position to state the further steps which it may be found possible to take in regard to dependants' pensions generally, but progress is being made.