§ 40. Mr. DALTON
asked the Minister of Pensions what machinery has been provided for keeping him informed of the applications for pension rejected by local officers of the Ministry as outside the seven years' limit?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of PENSIONS (Lieut.-Colonel Stanley)
No special machinery is in operation for the record of applications of any kind which are clearly outside the Royal Warrants and Statutes, and which, therefore, cannot be entertained by the Ministry.
§ Mr. DALTON
Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman take steps to set up such machinery so as to keep himself informed of the large number of these eases, many of which are very hard cases, which are being rejected under the present Regulations?
As a matter of fact, when a man writes in and makes a definite claim under Article 9, of course we do have a record, but where a man goes into an area office and asks whether he would be entitled to make an application, it is merely an inquiry, and we do not have any record of such cases.