§ Mr. Arbuthnot
These are matters for Mr. Peter Mathison, the chief executive of the War Pensions Agency. He will write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Peter Mathison to Ms Joan Walley, dated 19 April 1995:The Secretary of State for Social Security has asked me to reply to your recent-Parliamentary Question about the assessment of the number of staff needed to process war pension applications.Resources allocated to the War Pension Agency are made in cash terms rather than specifically in numbers of staff. The amount allocated in 1995/96 for processing war pension applications is a total of £12.9 million, within which figure the number of staff has been assessed at 1072.I hope you find my reply helpful.