asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if pre-War naval pensioners (widows), who are entitled to the supplementary pensions provided for under the Pensions (Increase) Act of 1920, are not now in receipt of them; and the reasons for their non-payment?
As a matter of convenience, the pensions of some of these pensioners are still paid locally by the Ministry of Pensions. The loss in transit of a letter from the Admiralty to that Department has caused delay in the payment, in certain cases, of the increases due since 1st April. Matters have now been put right and the Ministry have authorised payment of the amounts due with the weekly pension payable to-day. I regret the inconvenience which has been caused.