§ Mr. W. J. Brown
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he anticipates that payment of increased pensions under the Pensions (Increase) Act, recently passed, will begin, and when payment of arrears will be completed.
§ Sir J. Anderson
Payment of increases (except to a limited extent under Section 2 of the Act) cannot begin until the necessary declarations have been made by the pensioners and have been examined by the appropriate pension authorities. It is hoped to issue the declaration forms together with instructions to pensioners shortly. On receipt of these forms from the pensioners every effort will be made to expedite payment of arrears, but I am afraid I cannot say when this will be completed.