§ Mr. Hanley
Access to records required for the consideration of war pensions claims has been restored fully with effect from Monday 28 February 1994. There is a backlog of some 25,000 claims due to the closure of the archive and my Department will do its best to deal with them expeditiously.
§ Sir David Steel
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will arrange for appropriate identity cards to be issued to war pensioners so as to enable them to make use of concessions offered both in the United Kingdom and abroad.