HC Deb 20 October 1949 vol 468 cc734-5
17. Mr. W. J. Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what was the amount of the Indian Military Service Family Pension Fund of 1937 when it was transferred to his Department, and what is the amount now; and whether he will make arrangements to publish an Annual Statement of Accounts of the Fund.

The Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations (Mr. Gordon-Walker)

£4,811,170 12s. 9d. The amount at the close of the last financial year, 31st March, 1949, is estimated at £4,850,000. The figure is not ascertainable with precision owing to delay in the receipt of certain information from India and Burma. For the same reason the circulation of annual accounts has unfortunately been delayed. I should add that the practice is not to publish these accounts, but to send a copy to each member. Every effort will be made to resume the practice of issuing each year's accounts promptly.