HC Deb 19 November 1940 vol 365 c1836W
Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that relatives of persons killed by enemy action are having great difficulty in obtaining the necessary forms to fill in for pensions; and whether he will consider supplying local government authorities with these forms to be available at the rest centres for the homeless and other suitable public buildings in their areas?

Sir W. Womersley

The information in my possession does not confirm the statement in the first part of this Question; but if the hon. Member has any evidence to the contrary in the case of a particular district I shall be glad to receive it. With regard to the second part of the Question, I have made arrangements for the prominent display of posters by all local and other authorities giving full information as to where the necessary forms may be obtained. These posters are for display in public buildings, including rest centres for the homeless. The suggestion in the last part of the Question would not, I am satisfied, tend to greater expedition in the settlement of claims.