4. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the Minister of Pensions what is the amount standing to the credit of the Civil Liabilities (Military Service) Commissioners; the number of claims that have been made and the amount of money disbursed; the number of claims outstanding and the conditions under which belated claims may be made?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. Betterton)
I have been asked to reply. The sum voted for this service in the current year is £10,000. Up to December, 1927, 321,092 claims had been received and the grants paid amounted to £3,986,487. One hundred and two claims are now outstanding. Grants can still be made in exceptional cases, such as those of men 1197 who have been almost continuously on treatment with allowances from the Ministry of Pensions since discharge from the forces, or in lieu of training, or after a period of institutional training in substitution for a full or partial improvership.