HC Deb 11 November 1943 vol 393 c1294
66. Sir I. Albery

asked the Home Secretary with reference to the case of constable W. A. Sherlock, injured on duty, which was brought to his notice on 7th June last, whether he is aware that this constable has received notice that his employment with the Kent constabulary will be terminated on 7th November, although no reply has yet been received to the representations made on his behalf?

Mr. H. Morrison

This case has presented special difficulty because it was not till January, 1943, that Mr. Sherlock made a claim in respect of an injury said to have been sustained in August 1940. His claim—which is in respect of an injury allowance under the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme—is under consideration by my right hon. Friend, the Minister of Pensions. Recently Mr. Sherlock has had to be discharged on medical grounds from his employment as a War Reserve Constable, but this discharge does not, of course, prejudice any claim he may have under the Personal Injuries Scheme.

Sir I. Albery

While thanking my right hon. Friend for his reply, may I point out that five months have elapsed since the attention of his Department was directed to this case, and will he therefore tell me whether there will shortly be a decision on the matter?

Mr. Morrison

That, I think, would be a matter for the Minister of Pensions, and not for me.