§ 38. Mr. STEPHEN
asked the Minister of Pensions the number of awards which were granted under the procedure for the revision of final awards during the first three months of 1929 and 1930, respectively; and the total number of pensions granted since June, 1929, to the latest available date and the corresponding figure for the previous year?
The number of final awards dealt with under the procedure 23 referred to during the first quarter of 1929 was 237, and the number during the corresponding quarter of the present year was 558. The total number of pensions of all classes awarded to officers and men, widows and dependants during the 12 months ended 30th June, 1929, was approximately 3,450, and during the year ended 30th June last 3,500.
§ Mr. STEPHEN
Is the Minister aware that there is great discontent in connection with these pensions, and is he not prepared to revise the Royal Warrant?
I am afraid I could not go beyond the answer that I have given to the question on the Paper.