§ Sir R. NEWMAN
asked the Minister of Pensions when the application for pension put forward on the 27th of March last of the widow of Private Albert Massey, No. 509,611, references Manchester Chief Area Office, A.W. 4,135, and 3/M.M./13,849, will be dealt with; and if payment can be expedited?
This claim, which was not completed by the widow until the 16th April, is under consideration, but I hope that it may be possible to notify a decision very shortly. The hon. Member will appreciate that it is often more to the advantage of the widow that some time should be employed with a view to obtaining all available evidence, rather than that the claim should be decided at once solely on the evidence put forward by the widow.