HC Deb 21 February 1940 vol 357 c1379W
Mr. E. Smith

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will give consideration to the geographical situation of North Staffordshire and Southern Cheshire, with a view to making Stoke-on-Trent an administrative regional centre or sub-office and also make Stoke the headquarters of the War Pensions Committee for this geographical area?

Sir W. Womersley If the volume of work in the localities in question should necessitate any modification of the existing administrative arrangements, the situation and other circumstances of Stoke-on-Trent will be borne in mind