asked the Minister of Pensions how many applications for pensions have been received from ex-Service men whose claims were out-of-date under the seven year's limit provision; and how many of these applications have been granted?
§ Mr. F. O. ROBERTS
During the past four months rather more than 8,000 fresh application have been received. Altogether about 180 claims have been recognised, either by way of pension or treatment, during the same period. It has naturally, however, not yet been62W possible to investigate more than a proportion of the recent applications, but, so far as this has been. done, I fear that in the great majority of the cases there was little or no evidence to establish the claims.