HC Deb 08 March 1928 vol 214 cc1193-4
3. Mr. HAYES

asked the Minister of Pensions whether withdrawals from motherless children's accumulated balances have been sanctioned with or without the recommendation of war pension committees; and what, in general, are the purposes to which these withdrawals have been applied.


Withdrawals from balances of an orphan's pension accumulated under the Ministry scheme are made, in accordance with the terms of the scheme, only after a recommendation of the war pensions committee. The purposes for which such withdrawals have been made are mainly for equipment, including tools, clothing, etc., in connection with the calling adopted by the child.