HC Deb 08 May 1923 vol 163 cc2196-7W

asked the Postmaster-General what steps are being taken by local postmasters to assist pensioners in meeting pressing needs in those cases in which, owing to the non-arrival of the draft books from the Pensions Issue Office, the pensioners are no longer able to secure advances from local pension officers?


An arrangement has been recently made with the Ministry of Pensions whereby when a pension cannot be paid by a postmaster owing to the non-arrival of the allowance book, the pensioner is given a special form of postcard on which to fill in the necessary particulars for the information of the pension issue office, and the card is then despatched at once by the postmaster to that office, where, it is understood, the application for payment is dealt with immediately on receipt of the card.