§ 37. Mr. DENVILLE
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will inquire into the case of Mr. J. L. Johnson, of 34, Hawthorn Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne, in view of the fact that this man is helpless through gunshot wounds and is destitute; and will he state if he will do anything in this case?
§ The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)
As my hon. Friend is aware, this case has recently been investigated at his instance, and the full facts have been communicated to him. The pensioner in question is in receipt of a life pension at the rate appropriate to the extent of disablement resulting from his War service. There are no grounds on which I should have authority to increase the award.
§ 36. Mr. SMEDLEY CROOKE
asked the Minister of Pensions how many claims for disability pensions were received by his Department during 1932; how many were recognised and awards made; and how many were refused?
§ Major TRYON
The information asked for in this question is contained in the answer which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Deritend (Mr. Smedley Crooke) on 21st February last, of which I am sending him a copy.