HC Deb 18 November 1942 vol 385 cc359-60W
Sir Smedley Crooke

asked the Minister of Pensions whether it is the Government's intention to introduce legislation to amend the Royal Warrant to make provisions for the widows and children of men who lose their lives from non-attributable causes whilst serving in the Forces and in whose cases there are no entitlements under the Royal Warrant or Contributory Pensions Act?

Sir W. Womersley

In consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health, I am giving consideration to this matter, and I will inform the hon. Member of the result as early as possible.

Major Milner

asked the Minister of Pensions to state the authority responsible for selecting and appointing members of independent pensions appeal tribunals; and whether he takes any action by way of recommendation or otherwise in respect of those appointed?

Sir W. Womersley

The responsibility for selecting and appointing members of pensions appeal tribunals rests with the Lord Chancellor and it is not within my province to make any recommendation in connection therewith.