HC Deb 29 October 1956 vol 558 cc100-1W
86. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance the number of claims made by recalled reservists for National Service grants; how many of these claims have yet to be settled; and the average amount of the grant made.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The total number of these applications which had reached my Department by 26th October was 5,197. Of these 4,953 have been settled. Of the number outstanding 204 have been received within the last 3 working days. In the case of the remainder it has been necessary to obtain further information in order to establish whether the reservist is entitled to a grant. The average amount of the grants so far made is £2 5s. 2d. a week.