HC Deb 07 April 1925 vol 182 cc2035-6
95. Mr. HAYES

asked the Minister of Pensions whether, in those cases considered for final awards and not found suitable and who are given an award for one year until further instructions, it is intended that they shall draw the present pension without re-boarding unless the pensioner submits a claim for increase of pension on the ground of deterioration?

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

It is the policy of my right hon. Friend, as it was also that of his predecessor, to reduce to a minimum the frequent medical reexamination of pensioners who have been on the pension list for four years or more, and the award referred to was designed to extend the period of review in cases where a final award could not be made Cases will be liable to review with due regard to the nature of the disability and other factors, and while a substantial number of them will probably not be again examined by a medical board, except in the circumstances stated, others will, if it is thought advisable, be re-examined by a board at suitable intervals.