HC Deb 25 October 1920 vol 133 cc1351-2W
Captain COOTE

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that since the abolition of the Marshland Local War Pensions Committee no pensioner in Walsoken has received any pension whatever: that this hold-up has now lasted for over two weeks; that all the documents are lying still in the office of the late secretary of the Marshland Committee; and what steps can he take to secure an immediate resumption of payment?


My right hon. Friend has caused immediate inquiry to be made into this matter, but a report is not yet to hand. He will, however, communicate with the hon. and gallant Member as soon as he is in a position to do so. I may, however, remind my hon. Friend that pensions are not paid through local war pensions committees, and I do not understand, therefore, how there can have been a complete interruption of all pensions in Walsoken.