HC Deb 09 June 1932 vol 266 c2113

asked the Minister of Pensions if he has considered the letter from the Stechford branch of the British Legion in Birmingham, wherein expression is given to the concern which is felt by the members lest the Ministry contemplate reducing the war service pensions; and will he cause assurances to be circulated that nothing of the kind is under consideration?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major G. C. Tryon)

Yes, Sir, and last Monday I replied by sending this branch a copy of my earlier letter to the chairman of the British Legion to the effect that no proposal to reduce the rates of war pensions had been or was under consideration by the Government. This letter has already received wide Press publicity.


Will the Minister see that his answer gets even wider publicity?


I am very anxious that the needless anxiety which has been created should be allayed in the way the hon. and gallant Member has suggested.