§ Mr. LUNN
asked the Minister of Pensions upon what principle of representation the Central Advisory Committee is acting in the formation of war pensions committees under the War Pensions Act, 1921, especially with regard to rural and urban districts; and what steps are being taken with a view to retaining the services of those members of existing committees who have hitherto taken an active interest in pensions' administration?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
Representation is governed by the requirements of Section 1 (3) of the War Pensions Act, 1921. A committee must consist of not more than 25 members, who shall, as far as practicable, be representatives of the interests specified in that Section. In selecting persons for appointment, preference is being given to members of existing local committees within the area so as to ensure representation for the area as a whole.