§ Mr. R. MORRISON
asked the Minister of Pensions if he will give the scale of expenses paid to members of the Special Grants Committee; and the total amount paid to each member during the past year?
First-class railway fares, any necessary cab fares, and subsistence allowance on the following scale are allowed:
s. d. In respect of absence of 24 hours 20 0 In respect of absence of 8 or more hours, but not entailing over night absence 7 0 In respect of absence of 5 to 8 hours 3 6
During the last financial year the following claims to travelling and subsistence expenses were met:
£ s. d. Mr. S. Chorlton, Bowes Park, N.11 23 8 1 Mr. D. Hardaker, J.P., Brig-house, Yorkshire 174 18 0 Miss E. H. Kelly, C.B.E., J.P., Southsea 101 4 6 Mr. W. L. Marshall, O.B.E., Stratford, E.15 23 1 0 Dame Ethel Shakespear, D.B.E., D.Sc., J.P., Birmingham 133 11 0 Total £456 2 7
The amount is necessarily greater where the member resides at a considerable distance from London.