HC Deb 13 February 1919 vol 112 cc311-2W
Colonel ASHLEY

asked the Pensions Minister whether, in view of the Statutory right of suitable discharged men and their dependants to fill all appointments of officers under war pension committees, he will take such steps as may be necessary to ensure that the provisions of the War Pensions Act of 1918 are carried out?


The regulation about to be issued under the War Pensions (Administrative Provisions) Act, 1918, will provide, as required by the Act, that in making appointments to their staffs the committee shall give preference to suitable candidates who have served in the War, or the dependants of men who have so served. The regulations will also provide that in the appointment of principal officers the names and qualifications of the chosen candidates shall be submitted to the Ministry for approval. It will thus be possible for this Department to ensure that the requirements of the Statute are fulfilled.