HC Deb 10 July 1924 vol 175 c2431
6. Mr. AYLES

asked the Minister of Pensions whether, in view of the general dissatisfaction existing in regard to the system of making final awards to pensioners whose disabilities are assessed at less than 20 per cent., he will take steps to abolish this system at an early date?


I am not at present convinced that the course suggested, which would involve amendment of the Act, is called for. Cases of the class referred to, like those of any other class, in which it is shown that the last award was erroneously declared final, will, it is anticipated, be met by the arrangements which have recently been introduced to deal with cases of serious error. I am carefully watching the operation of these arrangements. I may perhaps remind my hon. Friend that cases of minor disablement have never, under the Pensions Warrants, been entitled to a continuing pension, and their position in this respect has not been affected by the final award.