HC Deb 22 March 1927 vol 204 cc195-6
62. Mr. OLIVER

asked the Minister of Pensions if he will take action to remove the seven years' limit during which a claim to pension must be made after the termination of active service in the case of men suffering from gunshot wounds, and, in cases where there is evidence that the gunshot wound was due to service and no claim to pension has been made, authorise the issue of treatment allowances to men receiving treatment in a Ministry of Pensions institution for the said wounds?


I would refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave to the hon. Member for the Elland Division (Mr. W. Robinson) on the 10th ultimo, of which I am sending a copy. The arrangements I have made are satisfactorily meeting the needs of the class of case referred to. A patient in such a case is not entitled to the allowances payable under the Warrant, but an allowance may be issued under special sanction for the support of his family during the period of treatment.