HC Deb 24 February 1927 vol 202 c1890
34. Dr. SALTER

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the case of Police-constable James Leake, No. 95,536, M Division, Metropolitan Police, who, whilst in pursuit of a man suspected of having committed a felony, sustained injuries resulting in the loss of one eye, on account of which he was invalided from the service and awarded a pension on the scale he would have received under ordinary circumstances; and whether he will reconsider the ease with a view to an injury-on-duty non-accidental pension being granted?


I have considered the circumstances of this ease, which clearly do not permit of the grant of a pension on the "non-accidental" scale. An ordinary pension was granted instead of a special pension on the "accidental" scale, because the former was higher in amount in this particular case.