HC Deb 02 June 1919 vol 116 c1705W

asked the Pensions Minister whether he is aware that Stewart Dallas, No. 9062, 5th Scottish Rifles, who served twelve years with the 1st Dragoon Guards and volunteered in 1915 for the duration of the War, on his discharge from the Army made application for a pension, and received replies on 30th May, 1918, and 28th November, 1918, that his case would receive early attention; that no further word has been received by him; and, as he has a wife and three children depending upon him, when the Pensions Ministry will be able to give him the results of this early attention on their part?


This case is due to be heard to-day before the Pensions Appeal Tribunal at Glasgow. As all the papers are at present with the tribunal, I am not in a position to give an explanation of the delay. I am, however, informed that the local committee have been paying advances to Mr. Dallas at the rate of £1 19s. 2d. a week pending the hearing -of his appeal.