§ Mr. COMPTON
asked the Minister of Pensions the number of first applications for pension received by the chief area officer of the Manchester and District War Pensions Committee area during 1927; the number forwarded to Ministry head-quarters for decision; and the number in which an award in favour of the applicant was made?
§ Major TRYON
The recorded number of first claims for pension was 463, all of which were referred to the Ministry. In 224, or over 48 per cent. Of these cases, an award has already been made.