HC Deb 12 August 1919 vol 119 cc1124-5W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that Mr. C. J. Banks, of 6, Clyde Road, Tottenham, and Mr. J. E. Clark, of 32, Arnold Road, Tottenham, made application to the Military Service (Civil Liabilities) Department, several months ago, for Grants to re-establish them in business; why so much delay has taken place in the settlement of their claims; and if he will expedite a decision in both cases?


I am aware that applications have been made in the cases mentioned by the hon. and gallant Member. Mr. Clark was informed by the Commissioner who saw him on the 30th June last that he should apply to the local war pensions committee, who are the proper body to deal with his application in the first instance. No report has yet been submitted to me by the local committee; but I am making inquiries into the matter. A decision has been given in Mr. Banks' case and communicated to him. I am taking steps to expedite decisions upon all applications of this nature.