§ Captain ERSKINE BOLST
asked the Minister of Pensions how many cases have been brought to his notice in the last 12 months in which deserted wives have asked for help in tracing their pensioned ex-service husbands, against whom maintenance orders have been issued; and what is the attitude of his Department towards the disclosure of such addresses when the police are searching for the men concerned?1322W
§ Major TRYON
The records of my Department do not enable me to give the figure asked for in the first part of the question. With regard to the second part, while it is clearly in the interests of pensioners generally that all information obtained for the purposes of my administration should be treated as confidential, addresses would be given, in confidence, to the police in these exceptional cases.