47. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the Minister of Pensions whether, having regard to the statutory right to pension of a person suffering from disabilities due to service in the Great War, he will take steps to give wide publicity to the procedure for the correction of error, so that, in cases where a pension has lapsed or the man is seriously under-assessed owing to the recurrence of the disability or an increase in the degree of disablement, the man may receive pension in accordance with the degree of disablement?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of PENSIONS (Lieut.-Colonel Stanley)
The hon. Member is under a misapprehension as to the effect of Section 7 of the War Pensions Act, 1919, which gives a statutory right to a pensioner to receive such pension as may have been awarded, subject to the conditions of its award, but does not confer a right to a pension where none has been awarded or where a pension has terminated under the conditions of the award.