HC Deb 22 May 1924 vol 173 cc2377-8
6. Lieut.-Colonel WOODWARK

asked the Minister of Pensions whether instructions are, or have been, given to the medical officers of the Ministry of Pensions at hospitals or on boards to consider and, wherever possible, to lower the pensions of pensioners?


No, Sir. No such instruction has been issued by my Department. Perhaps I may be allowed to add that in more than 25 per cent. of all the cases examined during the past four months the assessment for pension purposes has actually been increased.


Is it not the case that instructions to medical boards to give the benefit due to all pensioners were issued by my predecessor, and were in force during my time?


Yes, Sir.