HC Deb 02 November 1932 vol 269 c1780

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that in some cases widows whose claims for pension have been rejected by the Ministry are not advised by his Department of their right of appeal against the decision to the independent appeal tribunal; and whether he will take steps to ensure that in every case these widows are advised of their rights under the War Pensions Acts and warrants?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)

The hon. Member would appear to have been misinformed. It is the practice of the Ministry to notify widows of their right of appeal to the Pensions Appeal Tribunal in all cases where an appealable issue is raised.


When the widows' cases are turned down through ignorance of the way of putting their case, will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman undertake that they shall be advised that they have a right of appeal to an independent Tribunal?


Widows whose claims arise under Article 17B have a right of appeal, and it is notified to them. The others never have had a right of appeal.

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