HC Deb 06 July 1920 vol 131 c1249W

Mr. STRAUSS asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware of the hardship inflicted in many cases on pensioners who have been receiving treatment with full allowances owing to the fact that on cessation of treatment they are unable either to resume their former employment or obtain fresh employment immediately; whether he will consider the possibility of allowing one week on full allowance after a man is certified fit for work in order to enable him to re-establish himself in the first case; and whether he will consider the question of the linking up of payments made under the Ministry of Pensions and the Ministry of Labour in such a way to provide satisfactorily for pensioners who are obliged to sign on for out-of-work donation?

Major TRYON: I am not prepared to accept the suggestion that the grant of treatment allowances should be extended to meet periods of unemployment, but I am communicating with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour as regards the last part of the question, and will inform my hon. Friend of the result.

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