HC Deb 25 June 1925 vol 185 cc1685-6

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he has received representations from the Deptford Borough Council and other London municipal bodies urging an amendment of the War Pensions Act, 1921, whereby the time limit imposed in the Royal Warrant should be entirely abolished for officers, men, widows and dependants, and giving officers and men the right of appealing to an independent tribunal in cases where further compensation has been refused after a final allowance, and where the claimant is able to produce medical evidence that the disability has re-asserted itself or become worse, whether such representations have yet been considered; and, if so, with what result?


I have received copies of formal resolutions in the sense suggested which have been passed by the Deptford Borough Council and certain other councils in London, at the instance apparently of the Shoreditch Borough Council. I am taking steps to acquaint the councils concerned with the facts of the position on both the subjects referred to. I would remind the right hon. Mem- ber that the matters referred to were fully discussed in the Debate of the 26th ultimo on the Vote for my Department.