HC Deb 07 November 1944 vol 404 cc1281-2W
Sir Smedley Crooke

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware of the feeling of disappointment and acute distress felt by the South African war veterans, as shown in the Reports of the S.A.W.V. Associations throughout the country, many being in public assistance institutions and having no income beyond the old age pension; and whether he will consider the advisability of setting up a committee to consider the position of these men so that steps can be taken to ensure that the closing years of their lives shall be such as the British taxpayers would desire.

Sir J. Grigg

I have been asked to reply. As I said in my reply to my hon. Friend on 12th October, if he will send me particulars of cases he has in mind I will bring them to the notice of the organisations concerned. I am not at present aware of any need for the special measures suggested in the last part of this Question.