Areas (Reorganisation).

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 18th July 1922.

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Photo of Mr Godfrey Locker-Lampson Mr Godfrey Locker-Lampson , Wood Green

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asked the Minister of Pensions what progress has been made in carrying out the reorganisation of war pension areas in conformity with the provisions of the War Pnsions Act, 1921: and what will be the paving in staff as a result of these changes?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

Sixty-five War Pensions Committees have been established under the provisions of the War Pensions Act, 1921, and 63 other Committees are actually in course of formation. Very considerable reductions in staff have already been effected, and it is anticipated that the re-organisation of War Pensions Areas throughout the United Kingdom will bring about a reduction in the staff of local offices of more than 25 per cent. It is estimated that this reduction of staff, together with the more economical disposal of accommodation, will result in a saving of £300,000 in administrative expenses in the present year.