HC Deb 13 April 1948 vol 449 c786
35. Lieut.-Commander Clark Hutchison

asked the Minister of Pensions whether men who are called up under the National Service Act, 1947, and who sustain injuries whilst undergoing either whole-time or part-time service will be eligible for a disability pension under the present war pensions instruments; and if there will be any right of appeal to an independent tribunal in the case of disputed claims.

The Minister of Pensions (Mr. Buchanan)

I can only reassure the hon. and gallant Member that, as stated in the replies given to him on 28th October last, an announcement on these matters will be made before the National Service Act, 1947, comes into operation on 1st January, 1949.

Lieut.-Commander Hutchison

Will reasonable time be given in case a discussion should be necessary in this House?

Mr. Buchanan

I hope so.