HC Deb 14 February 1924 vol 169 c984

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that there is a general belief amongst ex-service men that a date has been fixed beyond which no fresh claims for disability pensions or allowances will be received and no appeals against refusals will be considered; whether this has been so decided; and, if so, why


Section 5 of the War Pensions Act, 1921, provides that the Minister of Pensions shall have no power to grant pension in respect of disablement unless the claim is made within seven years after discharge or the termination of the Great War, whichever is the earlier.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is it the intention of the Government to amend the Warrant or the Act to make it possible, especially in the case of widows, in special cases to extend the time


Certain provision have been made in the case of widows, and the other point is under consideration.