Mr. T. THOMSON
asked the Minister of Pensions if he can expedite the establishment of the Appeal Tribunals for hearing the claims of the widows and dependants of deceased soldiers, as provided by the War Pensions (Administrative Provisions) Act, 1919; and is he aware that the delay in hearing these appeals is causing much preventable loss and suffering; and can he say how soon these tribunals will be established?
§ Sir JAMES CRAIG
The provisions of the War Penions (Administrative Provisions) Act, 1010, only come into operation, so far as the establishment of the tribunals is concerned, on 1st November. The procedure to be adopted for bringing cases before the new tribunals has necessitated careful consideration. It is hoped to issue full instructions to local committees during the present week