HC Deb 09 April 1925 vol 182 cc2396-7
3. Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Pensions whether, seeing that under the rules of the Ministry a man suffering from attributable disabilities which disable him from work is not entitled to treatment allowance, unless the treatment prescribed by the Ministry is of such a character as actually to prevent him from obtaining work, and in view of the fact that a man certified by his panel doctor or by a hospital board to be incapable of work is thereby rendered incapable of obtaining work, and at the same time is receiving no treatment allowance, he will take steps to remove what appears to be a great hardship to ex-service men?


I would remind the hon. and gallant Member that, as was stated in reply to a similar question on the 28th July last, given on behalf of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for West Bromwich (Mr. F. Roberts), the conditions governing the grant of allowances under Article 6 of the Warrant are not identical with those which determine certification for the purpose of sickness benefit under the National Health Insurance Acts. Allowances under the Warrant are not, therefore, necessarily also payable in all cases, because sickness benefit is obtained. I am not, therefore, in a position to accept the hon. Member's suggestion.

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