§ Major Milner
asked the Minister of Pensions how many applications have been made to the War Pensions Advisory Committee, to the nearest convenient date; how many have been accepted or refused, respectively; and what is the average amount of the grant in the applications accepted?
§ Sir W. Womersley
I assume that the hon. and gallant Member's Question relates to the War Service Grants Advisory Committee. Up to 31st January, 1940, the number of applications received was 58,021. Grants have been made in 25,338 cases at an average rate of about 8s. per week. Grants have been refused in 18,380 cases; rather more than 1,000 applications have lapsed; and the balance of about 13,000 cases are in process of investigation.