§ 69. Mr. OLIVER
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will consider an 1908 extension or alteration of the scheme governing grants from the Voluntary fund at his disposal so as to admit applications for assistance towards paying the cost of training or apprenticing children of men badly disabled in the great War?
My right hon. Friend is advised that he would have no authority to adopt the hon. Member's suggestion.
70. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the Minister of Pensions the grades and salaries of the officers engaged at the Ministry headquarters in dealing with applications in respect of the Voluntary fund at his disposal, the cost of administering which is defrayed by the State; and if any of them are in receipt of pensions, apart from disability pensions, and of what amount?
The hon. Member is under a misapprehension. The cost of the staff dealing with applications for grants from the Voluntary fund at my right hon. Friend's disposal is a charge on the fund and not on the State.