HC Deb 03 March 1919 vol 113 c54W

asked the Pensions Minister whether he is aware that a discharged man has to bear the cost of obtaining proof of his disability to place before the appeal tribunal; and whether he will direct that such expenses shall be paid by the local war pensions committee?


The policy of the Ministry is that appellants should be liberally treated. They are left to bear very little expense in connection with their appeals. The examination by the medical referee is paid for, as is also any specialist's opinion obtained by the local committee with the sanction of the Ministry. Appellants, moreover, are slanted their travelling expenses to and from the tribunal together with a small subsistence allowance.