HC Deb 02 December 1920 vol 135 cc1456-7W
Lieut.-Colonel BELL

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that his Department has refused a pension to Mrs. E. E. Palmer, of Littleton Panell, Devizes, widow of Private B. R. C. Palmer, No. 603884, Labour Corps, on the ground that her husband was not removed from duty on account of the illness from which he died, and notwithstanding the fact that he originally went out to France classed A 1, and in September, 1917, placed in a very low category at Rouen on account of valvular disease of the heart, and that his discharge papers show this, and his disability is marked aggravated by service; and whether he will have the case reconsidered?


I am glad to inform my hon. and gallant Friend that under a recent Amendment of the Regulations it has now been possible to regard this man's death as connected with service. Steps are therefore being taken to award a pension to the widow under Article 11 of the Royal Warrant.