§ Mr. J. DAVISON
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that clerks to old age pension committees have re-received no bonus during the War, but are still being paid at the pre-War rate; and whether, in view of the work done by these clerks, who, in addition, give much of their time advising claimants, he will consider the possibility of augmenting their fees?1096W
§ Mr. BALDWIN
I am aware that the fees paid to clerks to old age pensions committees have not been increased during the War. The original fees were fixed on a generous basis, and the produce of the fees will probably be considerably augmented by the increase in the number of pensioners consequent on the operation of the new Act.