§ 60. Mr. SITCH
asked the Pensions Minister whether Mrs. Wybourne, the mother of Private W. J. Wybourne, M/331,517, Array Service Corps, killed in action, applied through her trade union, on 2nd May, 1919, for a pension on compassionate grounds and received from him a letter, dated 27th May, 1919 (Ref. DP. 325/W., A.S.C.), stating that her case was under consideration; whether it is the case that a further letter, dated the 9th July, 1919 (Ref. G.4, Div. 2, A.S.C.), was sent to Mrs. Wybourne, stating that the matter was receiving attention; and, in view of the long delay which has already ensued, what action it is proposed to take in the matter?
§ Sir J. CRAIG
A pension of 7s. 6d. a week has been in payment since the 10th instant. The delay, which is regretted, was largely due to the fact of the applicant having incorrectly stated that her husband and her surviving son were earning substantial wages, so that the case appeared at first sight to be one in which pension could not be granted under Article 21 (1) (b) of the Warrant.