HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 cc849-50W
Mr. Glenvil Hall

asked the Minister of Pensions whether the local war pensions committees will make inquiries and administer grants under the regulations of the War Service Grants Advisory Committee; and whether copies of the regulations of the committee will be made available for Members of this House?

Sir W. Womersley

The reply to the first part of the question is in the negative. The work of investigation will be carried out by the same agency as hitherto, and the decisions on claims will rest with my Department instead of with the three Service Departments.

As regards the second part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given yesterday to a similar question by the hon. Member for Normanton (Mr. T. Smith), of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy.

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