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Recalled Reservists (Grants)

Volume 480: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that many grants made by the National Service Grants Committee of his Department to dependants of reservists recalled to the Colours are inadequate; and, as there is no recourse to national assistance and the grants require supplementation by voluntary agencies, if he will give instructions for all grants to be reviewed and increased where hardship is now being suffered.

I am not aware that any of these grants, paid by my Department on behalf of the Service Departments, are inadequate. If the hon. Member will give me information about any particular dependant who is suffering hardship, I will gladly have inquiries made.