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Pension Payment (Mr Bannister)

Volume 446: debated on Wednesday 28 January 1948

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that, although on 23rd April, 1947, a letter was sent by him to the hon. Member for North Portsmouth indicating that Mr. W. Bannister, 116, Knox Road, Stamshaw, Portsmouth, had been awarded an increase in pension of £5 11s. 8d. per annum as from 1st December, 1946, with instructions to His Majesty's Paymaster General to give effect to this so far no increase payments have been made to Mr. Bannister; and whether he will take the necessary steps to secure the payment of the amounts due.

Owing to a clerical error, which I regret, the instructions that should have been issued to His Majesty's Paymaster-General were not in fact sent. The necessary warrant authorising payment of the pension was dispatched on 22nd January.