§ Mr. G. BARKER
asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that the abolition of local pensions committees will cause great trouble, inconvenience, and expense to ex-service men; that the abolition of these committees is strongly resented by the ex-service men in Monmouthshire; and will he take steps to get the Act amended, or the particular provision repealed, that enforces the abolition of the local pensions committees?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
The scheme made under the War Pensions Act, 1921, for the re-organisation of local areas and committees in Wales was arrived at after the fullest consideration of local conditions, and was approved by the Regional Advisory Council for Wales, which contains representatives of Members of this House, of local war pensions committees in Wales, and of ex-service men. The hon. Member may rest assured that the working of the new arrangements will be carefully watched with a view to meeting any inconvenience that may arise.1904W
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