German War Pensions
§ Mr. Alfred Morris
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many German war pensions are paid to people resident in the United Kingdom; in what ways his Department acts as agent for those payments; what records his Department retains of the war service of those paid; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Heald
The payment of German war pensions is a matter for the German authorities. However, I understand that, as at July 1996, 459 such pensions were in payment. The Department does not act in any way as agent for these pensions and consequently has no record of any sort of the individuals concerned.