HC Deb 05 December 1922 vol 159 cc1516-7W

asked the Minister of Pensions by what authority the payment of pension allowance to ex-service men is stopped when they go upon panel treatment?


The hon. Member appears to be under some misapprehension. Pension is not stopped while a man is receiving treatment from his insurance practitioner unless a course of treatment in this form is approved by the Ministry and is of such a nature as to prevent the man from providing for his own support and that of his family during the treat-men';. In such a case pension is withheld during treatment and, in place of it, allowances corresponding to the maximum rate of pension are granted under Article 6 of the Royal Warrant.