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Ring Papers.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 8th June 1920.

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Photo of Mr James Hogge Mr James Hogge , Edinburgh East

80.

asked the Minister of Pensions what is the number of cases in which pension committees have been obliged to advance money to persons on account of the non-receipt of or errors in ring papers from the Pension Issue Office and the total amount of such advances for the quarter ended 31st March, 1920?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

I regret that the information desired by the hon. Member is not at present available.

Photo of Mr James Hogge Mr James Hogge , Edinburgh East

Can the hon. Gentleman say what is the present difficulty in issuing pensions from the Pension Issue Office, Baker Street?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

I do not know to what difficulty the hon. Gentleman refers.

Photo of Mr James Hogge Mr James Hogge , Edinburgh East

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the administration of the issue of pensions from Baker Street was never worse than it is at the present moment?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

I am not prepared to accept that statement, but anything we can do to improve it will be gladly done.