HC Deb 19 February 1920 vol 125 c1055W

asked the Prime Minister whether, pending a final settlement, which owing to the number of pensions remaining to be dealt with must take some considerable time, he will consider the possibility of making some advance quarterly to those pre-War pensioners who are entitled to an increase of pension under the Warrant of September, 1919?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply. I am afraid the hon. Member's suggestion would not help. A quarterly advance could not be made without examination of the case, and the duplication of work involved would tend to delay matters generally. As I stated on Monday, reassessment is progressing rapidly, and everything possible will be done to avoid delay in concluding the outstanding cases.