§ 2. Lieut.-Colonel RUDKIN
asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that Littlehampton ex-service men are being sent to Portsmouth for medical examination at great and unnecessary expense to the public and considerable inconvenience to themselves and their employers, when these examinations can be carried out by the medical officer in attendance at the clinic in Littlehampton; whether he is aware of feeling on the matter in the locality; and whether he will take steps to remove this grievance without delay?
Through a misunderstanding, which I regret, a few pensioners from Littlehampton were summoned to Portsmouth last month. The matter was, however, set right almost immediately, and advantage, is being taken of the facilities at the Littlehampton clinic as formerly.
§ Lieut.-Colonel RUDKIN
Will the right hon. Gentleman give the House an assurance that there will be no repetition of such an occurrence, whereby public money is wasted which should go towards the pensions of ex-service men?
I am sure that this was only a clerical error, and as far as it can be prevented it shall not arise again.