HC Deb 01 July 1926 vol 197 cc1309-10

asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware of the large number of cases of men who for various reasons have been unable to lodge an appeal against a final award within a year of the notification of such award and who are now, as a consequence, debarred from the opportunity of having their cases reassessed; and if he will consider the advisability of establishing the right to appeal in all cases where it can be proved that the pensionable disability has not passed away or has become worse more than a year after the notification of a final award?


I would remind the hon. Member that this matter has repeatedly been discussed in this House, and it has been made clear that the Government are not prepared to adopt the serious and fundamental legislative changes suggested. Administrative measures have long since been taken to deal with the wholly exceptional case where a final award is proved to be erroneous.