§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he has received representations from trade councils in the Bolton area asking that they might be allowed to nominate direct representatives on the War Pensions Area Committee; and whether, in view of the desire of these councils to help in this work, he 401W will provide those bodies with an opportunity of nominating suitable persons to serve?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
I have received representations in this sense, but I would remind my hon. Friend that, while I am always prepared to give full consideration to the recommendations of local bodies concerned, the duty of appointing members of War Pensions Committees rests with me under the provisions of the War Pensions Act, 1921. Three representatives of workmen in industry have been appointed, after consultation with local trades councils, to serve as members on the War Pensions Committee for Bolton, Leigh, and district.