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War Pensions Act 1921

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2Functions of war pensions committees

(1)The functions of a committee established under this Act shall be—

(a),to consider and make recommendations to the Minister as to the administration of war pensions in the area of the committee; and

(b)to receive reports from officers in the area of the committee as to the state and progress of applications from persons residing in the area of the committee; and

(c)to hear and consider complaints made to the committee by persons in receipt of or claiming pensions, and to make representations thereon to the Minister; and

(d)to enquire into any matter referred to them by the Minister or the special grants committee and to report thereon, with such recommendations as they think fit, to the Minister or that committee, as the case may be; and

(e)to make arrangements for the distribution of any supplementary grants which they may be required to distribute by the special grants committee; and

(f)to consider applications for grants from such departments, bodies or organisations as the Minister may specify, and make recommendations with respect thereto ; and

(g)to perform any duties required by the Minister or the special grants committee to be performed by them in relation to children for whose care it is the duty of the Minister to make provision; and

(h)to take steps to secure the assistance and cooperation of voluntary workers in connection with the work of the committee, and particularly in rural districts; and

(i)to perform such other duties in relation to pensions, and to any other matters, as the Minister may by regulation prescribe.

(2)The functions of committees under this section shall be exercised subject to and in accordance with regulations to be made by the Minister.

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