§ Mr. Groves
asked the Minister of Health whether he will cause inquiries to be made into the delay connected with the appeal for a contributory pension of Mr. S. Hartland, 79, Paul Street, Stratford, E.15, reference No. AS.2/30446459?
§ Mr. Elliot
I find that in the first instance Mr. Hartland gave incorrect particulars of his insurance, and that when the correct particulars were furnished it was ascertained from his approved society that his insurance had been terminated before his sixty-fifth birthday by reason of the fact that he had failed to surrender evidence of unemployment. Inquiries were thereupon made by the Department with a view to obtaining such evidence. The inquiries were necessarily protracted, but the information which was ultimately obtained has now been forwarded to the approved society for consideration, and I hope that a decision on the claim will be given within a few days.