§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
asked the Minister of Pensions whether a considerable number of applications for dependants' allowances in different parts of the country are being delayed pending a decision of the Ministry on the general question of entitlement to dependants' pensions in cases where the disease which caused the soldier's death was not the cause of his removal from military duty; and whether, in view of the hardship involved in the delay, a decision can now be given?
§ Major TRYON
I am glad to be able to inform my hon. Friend that a decision on this point has now been reached, and applications which were necessarily held up pending the decision are now being dealt with as rapidly as possible.