HC Deb 03 December 1942 vol 385 c1323W
Dr. Haden Guest

asked the Minister of Health whether he is now prepared to recommend priority as regards allocation of medical man-power to appointments of senior medical practitioners as members of pensions appeal tribunals?

Mr. E. Brown

This is a matter for the Medical Personnel Priority Committee which was set up for the purpose of considering priorities as between the various services making demands on the available medical man-power.

Major Milner

asked the Minister of Pensions the number now receiving war service grants; and in how many cases will there be a reduction in grant consequent upon the increases in children's allowances?

Mr. Paling

The number of war service grants in payment is about 450,000; all, except about 40,000, being grants to wives and families. These have now to be re-assessed in the light of recent changes, including the increase in the rates of children's allowances. The net result will be to increase some grants, to reduce others, and to leave some unchanged; but it is impossible to say how many will fall into each category.