HC Deb 28 April 1927 vol 205 cc994-5

asked the Minister of Pensions the number of applications for increase of pensions by men suffering from admitted war disabilities who did not appeal against their respective final awards within the statutory period, but whose condition has now become admittedly worse; and how many such men are actually under treatment, although their pensions cannot be increased?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)

I have no record of the number of cases of the kind referred to, but according to all the information in my possession they are comparatively few. With regard to the latter part of the question, I would remind my hon. Friend that in every case where, following a course of medical treatment and observation, it is found that a serious and permanent error was made in the final award, a further grant is made under special sanction.