§ 18. Captain RAMAGE
asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware of the hardship caused to ex-service men in cases where a final award of, say, 104 weeks and £20, is made, by reason of the fact that the man must lodge his appeal within one year of the date of the notification of the award; that having appealed within the currency of the period of the award the man is debarred from any further appeal at the expiration of that period, although his disability may continue unabated; and if he will undertake to have this hardship remedied?
I am in some doubt as to the type of case the hon. and gallant Member has in mind, but I presume he refers to cases in which an award of final weekly allowance is made for a minor disability of less than 20 per cent. assessment. 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.