§ 19. Mr. LAMB
asked the Minister of Pensions if he will consider at an early date the desirability of stabilising for life all pensions to ex-service men and the abolition of medical boards, thus re-moving from the minds of those men the present unsettled feeling of uncertainty and apprehension which now exists, and at the same time, whilst economising in administration, enabling adequate compensation to be given to those who are suffering from incapacity through serving their country during the War?
§ Major TRYON
Regulations for the making of final awards were issued at the beginning of the year in pursuance of Section 4 of the War Pensions Act, 1921. The scheme is in active operation and a large number of final awards have already been made. It is my intention to expedite this process as much as possible, and I have already taken steps to this end.