HC Deb 17 June 1920 vol 130 cc1464-5W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he has received representations from local pensions committees strongly urging that provision should be made in the War Pensions Bill to give a dependant the same right of appeal against refusal of pension on the grounds that the man's death is not due to or aggravated by service as is conceded to widows and children, and that Section 8 of the War Pensions (Administrative Provisions) Act, 1919, be extended to dependants; and whether, seeing that this concession, while throwing no undue pressure on the tribunal, would meet cases of considerable hardship which have been brought to the notice of the Council of the Association of Local War Pensions Committees, he will say what action he proposes to take in this direction?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The proposal in the second part of the question will come up for consideration on the War Pensions Bill, which stands referred to Committee. Perhaps my hon. Friend will await the discussion upon it.