§ Mr. Groves
asked the Minister of Health whether he will investigate the circumstances attending the fact that Mr. Edward Davis, 17, Kerrison Road, Stratford, E.15, Case No. 14457513, applied for his pension under the contributory scheme, on 17th March, and has received no satisfactory reply?
Mr. M. MacDonald
Insured persons who claim to be entitled to old age pensions at the age of 65 are allowed and encouraged to submit their claims at any time within four months before attaining that age. Mr. Davis reached the age of 65 on 17th March, 1940, but his claim to pension was not received until 30th April, 1940. The claim received immediate consideration, and, in spite of the exceptional pressure of work at the present time, it is hoped that a decision will be notified within the next few days.