HC Deb 26 November 1925 vol 188 cc1567-8

asked the Minister of Pensions whether, seeing that the War Pensions Final Awards Regulations, made under the War Pensions Act of 1921, were amended on the 2nd day of February, 1923, he will consider the desirability of issuing a further amendment extending the time in which men who have been given final awards may appeal to let January, 1928; and, as most of the men affected did not see the advertisements inserted in a few papers in 1923, if he will advertise any extension in at least one paper in all centres with a population of over 20,000 and in the London daily and Sunday papers?


I would remind the hon. Member that the limit of time referred to is statutory. The object which the hon. Member has in view could not, therefore, be effected by any amendment of the Regulations. I would add that I am satisfied that the special arrangements to which I have referred in the House on many occasions adequately provide for the few exceptional cases in which men have been prejudiced by delay in making their appeals.