HC Deb 01 November 1954 vol 532 cc20-1
17. Mr. Simmons

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many meetings of the Central Advisory Committee on War Pensions were held during 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953 and 1954, respectively.

Mr. Peake

From 1949 to 1953 there were, respectively, eight, five, five, three and four meetings. So far there has been no meeting in 1954.

Mr. Simmons

Will the Minister consider calling an early meeting of this Advisory Committee, as I know the members are anxious to consult him on various problems; or does he think he is entirely self-sufficient now that war pensions are under the wing of his enlarged Ministry?

Mr. Peake

The answer is: Yes, I certainly will, and I expect to have very shortly matters of considerable importance which I am anxious to discuss with the Central Advisory Committee.