HC Deb 22 March 1923 vol 161 c2719

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that William Wilkinson, of 51, Fell Street, Sheffield, was informed by the Pensions Appeal Tribunal, in September, 1922, that a final award should not have been made in his case; that, on his coming up for examination before the regional medical board, the same doctor on two occasions, in spite of the decision of the Appeal Tribunal, declared there was no disablement; and what steps this man can now take to receive a pension for a disablement from which the Appeal Tribunal acknowledge him to be suffering?


Three separate medical boards held between 1920 and 1922 found no remaining disablement in this case, and on the nil assessment becoming a final award the man exercised his right of appeal to the Tribunal, who set aside the finality of the award without questioning the assessment. A subsequent medical examination, however, disclosed no assessable degree of diablement, and the man is, therefore, not at present entitled to further compensation from my Department.