HC Deb 20 February 1934 vol 286 cc172-3

asked the Minister of Pensions whether his attention has been called to the hardships connected with the case of Mr. John Hamer, 64, Howarth Avenue, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, a war pensioner; and, if so, will he look into the details of this case again with a view to effecting some amelioration?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)

Yes, Sir. Mr. Hamer's first application was made in November, 1928. His case has been carefully reviewed on more than one occasion by my predecessor and myself in consultation with the most expert technical opinion available both within and outside my Department. As it could not be shown that his unfortunate condition was the result of his war service I regret that it was not possible to award him a pension.


Mr. Speaker, may I ask why this question should have been put upon the Paper. It is wasting Parliamentary time, and the matter could have been settled in the Department.