21. Captain COOTE
asked the Pensions Minister whether he is aware that the widow of Private J. W. Burton, No. 74858, Middlesex Regiment, has been applying in vain to the Pensions Issue Office since October, 1918; that this man was granted a pension of £l per week for twenty-five weeks, which expired a few days before he died, and was therefore not renewed; and when a decision may be expected in this case?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
The late Private Burton's disability has not been accepted as due to or aggravated by service. He was granted a gratuity of £35 paid to him in weekly instalments. An appeal lodged against the decision raised questions requiring considerable investigation which is now completed and the Appeal Tribunal will hear the case at an early date.