asked the Minister of Pensions the names and qualifications of the members of the Central Advisory Committee; whether the new Committee has yet met; whether any recommendation has been made by the Central Advisory Committee that a pension shall be payable from the date of application for same, and in the case of a widow from the death of her husband in cases where, after the Ministry of Pensions has rejected a claim for pension, the appellant is successful at the appeal tribunal; and, if a recommendation to this effect has been made, whether it is proposed to issue instructions that in these cases the-pension award shall be paid from the date of the original application?
The Central Advisory Committee met on the 17th February. The. matters considered by them did not include the point mentioned by the hon. Member. As the particulars asked for in the first part of the question involve a somewhat lengthy list of names I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT.