§ Major Sir EDWARD COATES
asked the Pensions Minister whether moneys granted from the King's Fund have in the past been administered by the local war pensions committees, who have taken care that the money is applied as directed, in all cases seeing the receipts; are the grants now sent direct to the applicants from the Civil Liabilities Commission; and do they see that the money is so applied?
§ Mr. WARDLE
I have been asked to reply to this question. The answer to the first part is, I am informed, in the affirmative. I am considering the question of asking the local war pensions committees to pay, on behalf of the Civil Liabilities Department, the grants awarded by that Department in the type of cases recently taken over from the King's Fund. Hitherto the practice of the Civil Liabilities Department has been to pay such grants direct to the applicants (as 909W they do in the cases with which the war pensions committees have never been concerned) subject in each case to adequate safeguards as to the proper application of the money.