HC Deb 26 March 1925 vol 182 c646W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether, seeing that the Departmental Committee of Inquiry into the machinery of administration of the Ministry of Pensions reported in January, 1921, that the question of the decentralisation of the issue of pensions to local area offices should be carefully considered by the Minister when the new arrangements are in efficient working order, he is taking any action to transfer the issue of pensions from the Pensions Issue Office to the local offices?

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

The suggestion referred to has received most careful consideration by my right hon. Friend, but he has come to the conclusion that the arrangement indicated would not- in the present circumstances make for economy or efficiency of working.