HC Deb 10 May 1939 vol 347 c496W
Sir J. Smedley Crooke

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will state the nature of the matters considered by the Standing Joint Committee for Ex-Service Questions; the composition of the Committee; and the date of its last meeting?

Mr. Ramsbotham

This body (of which, I understand my hon. Friend is himself a member) is a Standing Committee of representatives of the three Service Departments, and the Ministries of Labour and Pensions, together with representatives of ex-service officers and men. The Committee, which was formed originally in 1920, provided a means of discussing matters affecting ex-service officers and men and their dependants. Meetings of the Committee have been held at intervals whenever matters of difficulty or grievance were submitted by the ex-service representatives which called for common discussion. The last meeting was held in 1932.