HC Deb 03 December 1925 vol 188 cc2476-7

asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that Thomas Robinson, 91, Clifton Street, Denaby Main, who was transferred to the Army Reserve in 1918 suffering from hernia, was awarded a gratuity of £52 10s.; that he has only been able to work indifferently for years because of his injury, and that recently he was operated on for hernia, since which he has been unable to follow any employment at all; and that he has been refused a rehearing and deprived of all opportunities to establish a claim for any pension; and whether he will consider an amendment of the War Pensions Act, 1921, to enable this and similar cases to come before the appeal tribunal?


The man referred to has received operative treatment from the Ministry and has been supplied with a special truss for the control of his disability. His condition when last examined, after treatment had been given, was not such as to show that his final award was erroneous. No application has been made by the man since his treatment, which would indicate that the results have not been unsatisfactory, but I am causing inquiry to be made as to his present condition, and will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as I am in a position to do so