HC Deb 07 April 1925 vol 182 c2035
94. Mr. HAYES

asked the Minister of Pensions if he will consider an amendment of the Royal Warrant so that all men assessed at over 10 per cent. and under 20 per cent. indeterminate duration may be given life pensions, the same to be payable quarterly?

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

Cases of minor disablement assessed at less than 20 per cent. have never been entitled to continuing pensions under the terms of the Pension Warrants, and my right hon. Friend could not, at this stage, undertake to recommend so wide-reaching an extension of their provisions, which have been approved by Parliament.


Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman give the matter consideration at a later stage?

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

I do not quite follow what the hon. Gentleman means, because, whenever any question is asked in Parliament, consideration is given to it, and I have dealt with the matter in my answer by saying that my right hon. Friend could not undertake to upset the whole scheme as approved by Parliament.

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