§ Mr. SMEDLEY CROOKE
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will cause investigations to be made with a view to ascertaining the number of cases in which pension allowances extended to war orphans beyond the age of 16 years on account of incapacity have now ceased because the child has reached the age of 21; and the number of cases in which war orphans are at present receiving allowances which have been continued beyond the age of 16 on the grounds of incapacity?
§ Major TRYON
I fear that the records of my Department would not enable the particulars asked for in the first part of the question to be obtained. With regard to the latter part of the question, it is estimated that at the beginning of this year there were about 2,000 children over the age of 16, one or both of whose parents were deceased, who were in receipt of extended allowances on the score of infirmity.