§ Mr. F. ROBERTS
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that a communication was recently forwarded from Hastings regarding the cases of five ex-service men, Messrs. Pyett, Mann,
— First week of March, 1920. First week of March, 1921. Total No. Amount. Total No. Amount. £ £ Widows (including widows of officers) 189,800 455,155٭ 174,750 420,609٭ Officers and men 1,134,750 l,237,880† 1,198,000 l,123,613† ٭Including allowances paid as an addition to pension in respect of children. †Including wives' and children's allowances.
As regards the last part of the question, the matter appears to concern not only this Ministry, but the Ministries of Labour and Agriculture, and the Board of Education, and without more definite information as to the benefits which my hon. Friend has in mind I am unable to supply the figures.