§ 16. Mr. EVERARD
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that the area office at Brighton is to be reduced to a part-time office; and whether he will inform the House what arrangements will be made for the examination and treatment of those disabled men who have hitherto used the Brighton centre?
§ The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)
Yes, Sir. The volume of war pensions work at Brighton no longer justifies the retention of a full-time office but, after 27th November when the change will take place, the office and clinic will still be open on three days a week and I am satisfied that proper and adequate arrangements have been made to meet the requirements of the pensioners.
§ Mr. EVERARD
What is the saving in cost? Am I to understand that the limb-fitting centre, which has been very largely used, will remain open three days a week, and that a competent medical officer will be in charge of it on those three days?
§ Major TRYON
The limb-fitting arrangements will, at a future date, be undertaken through Roehampton. The total saving on this particular office is £2,100 a year.