§ 37. Major LEIGHTON
asked the Minister of Pensions the number of pensioners who have commuted a portion of their pension during the past two years for the purpose of migration to British Dominions or Colonies, and the average age of such pensioners?
The total number of cases during the past two years in which a portion of the pension has been commuted for the purpose mentioned is 16. No record is available as to the average age of these cases.
Sir F. HALL
Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind the inadvisability of commuting in any of these cases save in exceptional circumstances, unless the whole pension has been granted?