Award (MRS. Silvester, Walsall).

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 26th November 1925.

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Mr. PRESTON:

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asked the Minister of Pensions whether the full pension has now been granted to Mrs. Silvester, of Short Acre Street, Walsall, and to her two pensionable children, as a result of her husband's death from the effects of gunshot wounds?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

I am glad to be able to inform my hon. Friend that an award of full pension has been made in this case.

Photo of Mr Douglas Pielou Mr Douglas Pielou , Stourbridge

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that when application was made for this pension no reply was received from his Department for over a month, and will he take steps to expedite these replies to applications?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

My information is that the order for payment of a pension was made in a month, but that the full pension was awarded later after inquiries had been completed.