HC Deb 09 February 1922 vol 150 c315W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Private John Follan, No. 2454, of 20, Arthur Street, Greenock, late 1/5th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, after being in receipt of a pension for four years, had the amount reduced last November from 40 per cent. to 20 per cent.; that the Appeal Board instead of granting an increase cancelled the pension altogether; that in February, 1921, he appeared before a medical board at the Adelphi Hotel and received eight weeks' medical treatment; that, notwithstanding, he is at present receiving no pension whatever; and will he take steps to have the case inquired into?


This man appealed against the 20 per cent. assessment of a Resurvey Board and was examined by a Medical Appeal Board in November, 1920. He understood that an Appeal Board has power to lower as well as to raise an assessment, and that the decision of such a board is final. The Medical Appeal Board found no disablement and the 20 per cent. award was therefore cancelled. Treatment commenced over three months later and continued for about six weeks. The man has a right of appeal to the Pensions Appeal Tribunal established under Section 4 (3) of the War Pensions Act, 1921.