HC Deb 31 May 1954 vol 528 c877
11. Dr. King

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether welfare officers employed under the old Ministry of Pensions are still carrying on their specialised work for ex-Service men under his Department.

Mr. Peake

Yes, Sir.

Dr. King

Is the Minister aware that at the B.L.E.S.M.A. annual conference anxiety was expressed at the fact that pensions welfare officers were being seconded to other kinds of National Insurance work? Will he bear in mind that ex-Service men appreciate very much the excellent intimate personal service they are given by their own welfare officers, and will he see that nothing is done to endanger that service?

Mr. Peake

I can assure the hon. Member that it is our intention that the welfare service of the old Ministry of Pensions shall continue exactly as before, and I can also assure him that there are still over 80 welfare officers engaged in this work.