HC Deb 17 February 1948 vol 447 cc962-3
2. Mr. Rankin

asked the Minister of Pensions whether, in the interests of the war disabled, he will consider extending the period between medical re-survey boards in those cases where a conditional award of pension is current.

Mr. Buchanan

I have decided that, in future, the award of pension following a re-survey board will normally be for a period of two years.

Mr. Rankin

If it should happen that there are any pensioners from the first world war who might come under this re-survey, will they be covered by that answer.

Mr. Buchanan

The answer is that it will cover all pensioners, whether of the 1914 war or of the 1939 war.