HC Deb 09 June 1920 vol 130 cc415-6W
Lieut.-Colonel BURGOYNE

asked the Minister of Pensions whether, under the present system of payments of soldiers, sailors, widows, and dependants' pensions by the Pension Issue Office, it would be possible for members of the staff employed to take paybooks or identity certificates and thereby illegally appropriate money from the pensions fund; what is the check upon possible misappropriation; and, in the event of a deficit being discovered, what means has the Ministry of finding the culprit?


Effective precautions are taken at Pension Issue Office to prevent the misappropriation of public moneys, but I am afraid that if I were to state publicly the nature of these precautions their value would be very much lessened.