§ 84. Mr. TILLETT
asked the Minister of Health in how many cases dealt with under Section 25 of the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act, 1925, the money had been paid into court under Rule 61 of the workmen's compensation rules; how-many children were affected; and what sum of money is involved in the orphans' pensions disallowed in respect of these cases?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
The information asked for could only be obtained by an individual scrutiny of each case in which an award of workmen's compensation had, as a result of Section 25 of the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act, 1925, affected the rate of additional allowance or orphans' pension which would otherwise be payable for the children concerned. In view of the great pressure under which the 607 staff engaged in the administration of the Contributory Pensions Acts is now working, I am afraid it would not be possible to arrange for the necessary investigation to be made.