§ Mr. GRUNDY
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Mr. James McNamee, 48, Hazel Street, Blackburn (No. S.E R. 69,662) is experiencing delay in securing his draft-payment book in order that he may obtain the money due to him; and whether he will make representation to the pension issue office on this matter?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
An award of pension under Article 9 of the Royal Warrant has been in payment since 17th December, 1919. Certain arrears were also awarded, but before payment of these could be authorised it was necessary to ascertain from the Local War Pensions Committee what advances had been made pending a decision upon the application for pension. The necessary information has now been received and payment of all arrears due has been made.