HC Deb 18 August 1919 vol 119 cc1940-1W

asked the Pensions Minister if he will take steps to accelerate the settlement of grants to demobilised soldiers and sailors (Civil Liabilities Committee); and is he aware that the Lambeth A Sub-committee, London War Pensions Committee, state that, out of seventeen cases investigated and recommended by them since 23rd April, 1919, in only two cases have notifications been received that the grants have been made?


I have been asked to reply to this question. Steps are being taken to accelerate the decisions on the applications of demobilised men to the Civil Liabilities Department. I am not aware of the circumstances of the cases recommended by the Lambeth A Subcommittee, but if the hon. Member will furnish me with the names and addresses of the applicants, I shall have inquiries made into the matter.

Lieut.-Colonel ARCHER-SHEE

asked the Minister of Labour how many officiate are employed in the Civil Liabilities (Military Service) Department, male and female; and how many members of the male staff served during the War?


The number of officers employed in the Military Service (Civil Liabilities) Department are: Males, sixty- five; females, 383. Forty-two members of the male staff served with the Forces during the War.