HC Deb 07 August 1919 vol 119 cc733-4

(1) Where the claim of an officer or man under any Royal Warrant or Order in Council administered by the Minister of Pensions is wholly or partly rejected on the ground that the disability on which the claim is based,

  1. (a) is not attributable to or is not aggravated by service during the present War, or
  2. (b) is due to the serious negligence or misconduct of the claimant;
or where such disability, although admitted to be aggravated by, is certified not to be attributable to such service; or where the claim of the widow or the motherless child of an officer or man under any such Royal Warrant or Order in Council is rejected on the ground
  1. (i) that the death of the officer or man was not due to, or that the disease from which he died was not attributable to or aggravated by, such service, nor, in the case of a man, contracted or commenced while he was on active service, or
  2. (ii) that the death of the officer or man was due to his serious negligence or misconduct.
an appeal shall lie to a Pensions Appeal Tribunal established under this Section, whose decision shall be final.

(2) Pensions Appeal Tribunals shall be established for such parts of the United Kingdom as may be determined, in accordance with the pro visions of the Schedule to this Act. The provisions of that Schedule shall have effect in relation to the constitution, jurisdiction, and procedure of Pensions Appeal Tribunals.

Amendments made:

In Sub-section (1), leave out the words "wholly or partly" ["is wholly or partly rejected"].

In paragraph (a), leave out the words "is not" ["or is not aggravated."]—[Sir J. Craig.]

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 9 (Extension of Acts) and 10 (Short Title) ordered to stand part of the Bill.


I beg to move, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again." We cannot go on, under an arrangement with hon. Gentlemen opposite.

Committee report Progress; to sit again To-morrow (Friday).

The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.