§ Mr. JOYNSON - HICKS
asked the Pensions Minister how many inspectors he has recently appointed, and of these how many have served during the present War either in the ranks or as officers, how many were already in Government employ, and whether any are of military age?
§ Sir A. GRIFFITH-BOSCAWEN
Thirty-eight appointments have recently been made to the outdoor staff. Of the men so appointed twenty-eight have been discharged from the Army after service in the present War; one was previously a Civil servant who enlisted in 1914 and was severely wounded at the Battle of the Somme. The ten persons who have not seen active service were selected on account of exceptional qualifications. One of these is of military age, and he has recently been classified in Grade 3.