§ 65. Major Milner
asked the Minister of Pensions the names of those at present constituting the Special Grants Committee and any sub-committee or committees thereof; the number of times they have met during the year 1937; and the average attendance at each meeting?
§ The Minister of Pensions (Mr. Ramsbotham)
The Special Grants Committee consists of 14 members under the chairmanship of Sir Edward Troup, K.C.B., K.C.V.O. I propose, with the hon. and gallant Member's permission to circulate the full list of members in the OFFICIAL REPORT. The committee and its sub-committees have held 50 meetings during the present year and the average attendance of members was rather more than four.
§ Major Milner
How are the number of meetings divided as between the main committee and the sub-committees?
§ Mr. Ramsbotham
We are to debate this matter in a short time, and perhaps the hon. and gallant Member will raise it then.
§ Following is the list of members:
- Sir Edward Troup, K.C.B., K.C.V.O.—Chairman.
- R. F. Cholmeley, Esq., C.B.E., M.A—Vice-Chairman.
- Miss M. Cozens-Hardy, M.B.E., J.P.
- A. Cunnison, Esq.
- Admiral Cresswell Eyres, D.S.O., R.N.
- R. F. Gould, Esq.
- A. Hume Nicholl, Esq., C.B.E.
- Stamford Hutton, Esq., O.B.E., M.A., J.P.
- Alderman Arthur Jenkins, M.P.
- A. Maxwell-Lyte, Esq.
- Mrs. B. Ross Smyth, O.B.E., J.P.
- Lieut.-Colonel V. Vivian, C.M.G., M.V.O., D.S.O.
- A. G. Webb, Esq., M.B.E.
- Miss E. Wilson.
§ 66. Major Milner
asked the Minister of Pensions particulars covering the three years prior to the last convenient date of the number of cases of alleged unworthy conduct on the part of widows in receipt of pensions reported to the Special Grants Committee; the general nature of such reports; the number of such reports originating in anonymous letters; and the action taken on such reports?
§ Mr. Ramsbotham
As the answer includes a table of figures, I propose, with the hon. and gallant Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following are the figures:
§ The reports in general contain information which makes it necessary to investigate the pensioners conduct as affecting her title to pension, but the records of the Special Grants Committee do not enable me to distinguish the cases originating in anonymous letters.
§ Following on their investigations the committee declared the award forfeited in the following numbers of cases:
§ They also decided to administer the pension in trust in the following numbers: