HC Deb 10 February 1930 vol 235 c17
30. Mr. MILLS

asked the Minister of Pensions the date of the appointment of the last two members appointed to the Dartford War Pensions Committee; by whom were they nominated and what qualification have they for such work; and whether the various branches of the British Legion in the area were consulted or invited to nominate?

Mr. BEN SMITH (Treasurer of the Household)

In the absence of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Pensions, through indisposition, I have been asked to reply. The last two members of this committee were appointed on 29th November and 16th December last. The persons appointed were proposed to my right hon. Friend by the Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association, and are actively connected with the voluntary work of the association. As the two vacancies to be filled were those of representatives of voluntary associations, required to be appointed under Section 1 (3) (e) of the War Pensions Act, 1921, consultation with the British Legion was not called for.