§ Mr. BARKER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that G. E. Witcombe, 138, Strada Reale, Casal Balzan, Malta, was granted a pension of £18 8s. per annum last year; that he presented a D.1,993 certificate to the cashier at the dock and a request for payment; that the cashier informed Witcombe that Admiralty authority had not been received to authorise payment; and will he cause this authority to be given without further delay, so that this ex-service man can receive his pension?
§ Commander EYRES-MONSELL
The necessary instructions for payment of this pension have now been issued to the cashier at Malta, and payment, if not actually already made, should be effected within the next few days. The delay, which was due to an oversight, is regretted.