§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Minister of Health if lie will expedite the inquiries into and decision upon the application for old age pension of Mrs. Batcock, of 11, Waddington Street, Stratford, E.?
Sir H. YOUNG
The inquiries necessary to enable me to come to a decision upon Mrs. Batcock's application for an old age pension are proceeding, and are being expedited to the fullest extent possible. I should point out that, although it was open to Mrs. Batcock to submit her application as early as March last, she did not do so until the beginning of this month.