asked the Minister of Pensions whether, in view of the resignation of the Special Grants Committee, he will consider the desirability of transferring the duties and functions of the Committee to the area War Pensions Committees?
§ Major TRYON
This Committee is a statutory body, and fresh appointments have already been made by me to fill the vacancies that occurred. The course suggested by the hon. Member is not, therefore, practicable even if it were desirable, as I pointed out in the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Barrow-in-Furness on the 10th December last.