HC Deb 19 April 1923 vol 162 cc2219-20
5. Mr. SHORT

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that W. H. Harris, back of 29, Cross Street, Wednesbury, was notified on the 15th February, 1923, that his disability was attributable to service, and effect would be given to this decision at an early date; and, if so, will be expedite a settlement, as Harris is in need of financial assistance?


An award has now been made in accordance with the assessed degree of disablement, and immediate instructions given for payment. I regret the delay.


Is it possible for the right hon. Gentleman to tell us the number of these cases which he proposes to leave under the Poor Law?


Not without notice. We have been going through them with the desire to accept them wherever possible. Perhaps the hon. Member will put down another question.

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