§ M. Sir F. WISE (for Mr. SMEDLEY CROOKE)
asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that the Birmingham War Pensions Committee, at a recent meeting, complained of the attitude of the Ministry with regard to final awards; and will he consider the advisability of having cases reopened where it can be proved that injustice has been done to the ex-service men who are suffering by reason of their service?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY OF PENSIONS (Lieut. - Colonel Stanley)
My right hon. Friend has not yet received any representations from this Committee arising out of their recent meeting. I would remind the hon. Member that, as has been repeatedly stated in this House, administrative measures have long since been taken to deal with the wholly exceptional ease where a final award is proved to be erroneous.