HC Deb 07 December 1920 vol 135 cc1930-1W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that the Army Council intimated an award of compensation to W. M. Platt, interpreter, No. 556, G.S.I., I.W.F., R.E., under the Injuries in War (Compensation) Act, 1914, in September last, he will order immediate settlement thereof to be made, the case having been before the authorities for considerably more than a year and great delay having taken place in arranging payment?


I understand that Mr. Platt has received payment and medical treatment from the Ministry of Pensions till 24th November last. His case should strictly have been dealt with by the War Office and some adjustment will be necessary. The sum of £10 has just been sent to him on account and any arrears due to him under the Scheme framed under the Injuries in War (Compensation) Act, 1914 (Session 2), will be sent to him as soon as the amount of the awards he has received from the Ministry of Pensions has been determined and adjusted. The weekly allowance to be paid to Mr. Platt under the Scheme will depend on his medical condition and a medical board is being ordered for an early date.