§ Mr. GRUNDY
asked the Postmaster-General whether it is the practice for the pension payable to an ex-solder employed by the Post Office to be paid quarterly to, the Post Office authorities, and then to be issued to him with his weekly wages; under what authority such a practice is involved; and whether the men concerned are allowed to ask for payment of such amounts quarterly direct from the military or pension authorities?
§ Mr. PEASE
Pensions awarded on or before the 18th September, 1914, are paid weekly with Post Office wages under an arrangement introduced in 1900 on the recommendation of an Interdepartmental Committee. Disablement pensions issued since the 18th of September, 1914, are paid weekly by the pensions authority direct. The pensioners concerned are not given the alternative of receiving their pensions quarterly. I am not aware of any demand for this course.