§ Mr. THOMAS-STANFORD
asked the Minister of Pensions whether certain town councils have passed resolutions urging that, where men who on enlistment were passed fit for service have been discharged and are still suffering from some disability caused or aggravated by active service, they should continue to receive a pension and not have to apply for poor law assistance, but that their claims to pensions when disputed should be dealt with by local war pensions appeal tribunals and that, with a view to alleviating causes of hardship, there should be closer co-operation be tween local insurance committees and local war pensions committees, local war pensions committees should be allowed increased discretionary powers in dealing with border-line cases, and a town's fund established for the relief of cases which would otherwise go to the guardians; and whether he proposes to take any steps in the directions indicated?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for Burslem (Mr. Finney) on the 5th November, in reply to a similar question, of which I am sending him a copy.