HC Deb 11 April 1946 vol 421 cc335-6W
37. Mr. Ward

asked the Minister of Pensions why Mr. E. R. Perkins, of 2, Christchurch Road, Worcester, who applied for a pension on 10th January, 1945, has not yet had his appeal heard; and if he can estimate when this appeal is likely to be heard.

Category of person Number of suspects. Associated with B U.F" Link ".etc. Number tried. Released with out trial. Remainder
Civilians:— 22 42 4
(i) Served in enemy forces 7 1
(ii) Broadcast for enemy 31 11
(iii) Other 30 3
Total 68 15 22 42 4
Servicemen:— 28 17 12
(i) Served in enemy forces 36 4
(ii) Broadcast for enemy 9 2
(iii) Other 12
Total 57 6 28 17 12
Total in Allied hands 125 21 50 59 16

Of the 50 persons brought to trial, 48 have been convicted; one civilian case issub judice and one member of the Armed Forces was acquitted. Four persons released without trial are at

Mr. Wilfred Paling:

A statement of his case was sent to Mr. Perkins in October last. His reply necessitated a review of the whole case involving protracted inquiries on the part of my Department. These have now been completed and an award of pension is being made.