59. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the Minister of Pensions what was the number of local war pensions offices and sub-offices on the 1st November, 1921, and the 1st November, 1922; how many of the offices were full-time offices and how many part-time; and what was the staff employed in the offices of the local war pensions committees on each of these dates?
§ The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)
On the 1st November, 1921, there were 383 local war pension committee offices and, approximately, 900 sub-offices. On the 1st November, 1922, the substitution of area offices for local war pension committee offices, under the War Pensions Act of 1921, was in process of being carried out. At that date there were 124 area offices, 90 whole-time sub-offices, 280 part-time sub-offices, and 150 local war pension committee offices, having 168 sub-offices. I regret that, as the staffs in the local war pension committee offices were in the direct employ of the committees concerned, there is not a reliable record of their numbers, which are, however, estimated at 5,000 on the 1st November, 1921, and at 1,000 on the 1st November, 1922.