HC Deb 26 July 1939 vol 230 c1613W

asked the Minister of Pensions the number of need pensions in payment which were increased during the 12 months ended to the last convenient date and the number of need pensions which were decreased owing to various adjustments during the same period; and whether he is now in a position to make a statement with reference to the abolition of the seven years' limit with regard to ex-service men's pensions?


No record is, I regret, kept of the number of need pensions which are either increased or decreased for various reasons in the course of a year. With regard to the second part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to the hon. Members for Middlesbrough, West (Mr. Griffith) and Bristol, East (Mr. W. Baker) on the 9th instant, of which I am sending him a copy. I am not yet in a position to add anything to that answer.