§ 31. Mr. E. BROWN
asked the Minister of Pensions the grounds on which pension claims, inadmissible under the seven-years' ban, can be considered by his Department; and if such consideration is an act of grace?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of PENSIONS (Lieut.-Colonel Stanley)
The cases with which my right hon. Friend is enabled to deal are, as he has previously explained to the House, those in which a man shows that he is seriously incapacitated by an injury or disease clearly due to his war service, and there was good reason for his failure to make a claim within the seven years following his discharge. Such cases, not being eligible for consideration under Ministry Warrants, are dealt with by way of grant under special sanction.
§ Mr. R. MORRISON
Could the right hon. Gentleman say, in regard to a case where a man has persistently refused to make a claim and his relatives have made a claim in opposition to the man's own inclination, whether that would come in?
I would not Like to say, but, if the hon. Member has a case like that, and will let me know about it. I will find out for him.