A scheme with the object of absorbing into industry disabled and discharged Ex-Service men

It was important to find work for former soldiers.

13th October 1919
Employment of Ex Service Men

Reporting the receipt of circular letters from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labour calling attention to a scheme with the object of absorbing into industry disabled and discharged Ex-Service men.

Recommending that the Clerk inform the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Health of the fact that the Guardians had re-instated all their Officers who had been on service.

War Pensions

Reporting the receipt of a letter from the Ministry of Pensions, referring to the Clerk’s letter stating that the Guardians supported the Resolution reported by the Hemsworth Board, and asking for particulars of cases which had prompted the Guardians to support the Resolution. Further reporting the receipt of a letter from Lt Col Leslie Wilson, MP, stating that he would be glad to be informed of any delay in awarding pensions to men living in Reading, and that he would have any such cases fully investigated at the Ministry of Pensions.

MReport of Finance & General Purposes Committee inminutes of Reading Board of Guardians (G/R1/59)

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A fair charge upon the Army Council

Reading Workhouse Infirmary was one of the many buildings taken over as a war hospital.

11th September 1919

Claim against the War Office

Reporting the receipt of a letter from the Ministry of Health stating that they had received the claims made by the Guardians upon the Army Council in respect of the occupation of their premises as a War Hospital for the periods ended 31st March and 30th September, 1918, and the 31st March last, and that they had forwarded such claims to the Army Council for payment. The clerk stated that, with regard to the two first mentioned claims, the Ministry of Health considered that they were excessive, and that he had received from the Ministry of Health, copy of a letter which had been addressed to the Secretary of the War Office as follows:

“I am to add that these claims have been the subject of an interview between the Clerk to the Guardians and this Department, and that this Department are of opinion that the claims constitute a fair charge upon the Army Council.”

Discharged Soldiers & Sailors

Reporting the receipt of a letter from the Hemsworth Union asking the Guardians to support the following Resolution passed by them with regard to relief to discharged soldiers.

“That this Board of Guardians expresses its indignation and disgust in Discharged Soldiers and Sailors being compelled to apply for relief to this Board, and protests against the delay of the Ministry of Pensions in dealing with Soldiers’ and Sailors’ pensions which should be paid on production of the Local Medical Officer’s Certificate, and that a copy of this Resolution be sent to the Prime Minister and other Boards of Guardians for their support.”

Recommending that the Board support the principle of the Resolution.

Report of Finance & General Purposes Committee, Reading Board of Guardians (G/R1/59)