§ Mr. NAYLOR
asked the Minister of Pensions the number of widows and orphans in the Irish Free State in receipt of British War pensions; and the aggregate amount of such pensions at the latest convenient date?
§ Mr. F. O. ROBERTS
The records of the Ministry are not kept on a geographical basis and the information asked for in the question cannot, therefore, be given with any degree of precision. It has been estimated, however, that there are about 6,000 widows and children in receipt of War pensions in the area of the Irish Free State and that the aggregate amount of their pensions is in the neighbourhood of £325,000 a year.