HC Deb 19 April 1923 vol 162 c2228
37. Mr. AMMON

asked the Minister of Pensions whether M. McNamara, late of the 8th Rifle Brigade, was discharged from the Army with a 100 per cent. award, which assessment was later reduced by the Medical Boards; whether, on 29th June, 1921, he received a letter to the effect that he had been awarded the sum of £48 in respect of arrears of pension prior to the date that he came up for treatment; whether he is aware that McNamara has not received a penny of the £48, in spite of repeated applications; and can steps be taken to see that the money is paid to the man?


I regret that the notification referred to was issued in error. The man has been continuously in receipt of pension or treatment allowances since the date of his claim on the 12th October, 1920, in respect of his present disability, and there are no arrears due to him.


Would the right hon. Gentleman answer the point as to whether this man was actually undergoing treatment before this notification was sent out? Surely he is entitled to the £48?


I shall be happy to send the hon. Member, for his information, a detailed statement of the man's account.