HC Deb 13 June 1939 vol 348 cc1132-3W
Mr. E. Smith

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will consult with the hon. Member for West Swansea, as representing the Charity Commissioners, and with other Departments concerned, in order to consider whether arrangements can be made for the Minister of Pensions to have authority to make, or recommend the making of, grants from the United Services Fund?

Sir W. Womersley

I am glad to assure the hon. Member that the King's Fund, of which I am trustee, and the United Services Fund freely co-operate in the grant of special assistance in exceptional circumstances outside the provisions of the Royal Warrant. Recommendations to the United Services Fund are regularly made for individual cases requiring educational assistance and to the United Ser vices Fund Benevolent Department which, jointly with the British Legion, assists a large variety of other cases. I gladly acknowledge the material help which is always readily rendered by the United Services Fund.