HC Deb 21 February 1922 vol 150 cc1736-7W

asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that at a conference held on Wednesday, 25th January, 1922, at the Poplar borough council chambers, at which 17 metropolitan borough councils were represented, to discuss the hardships inflicted upon ex-service men by reason of the. interpretation now placed by the Ministry of Pensions upon Article 6 of the Royal Warrant in regard to treatment allowances, it was resolved that the pensions committees in the administrative county of London should call the attention of the Minister of Pensions to the grave injustice inflicted on ex-service men by reason of change of entitlement, and demand that when a man's disability has already been declared by a medical board attributed to service in the Great War no alteration shall be made in the entitlement, and it shall not be permissible to ascribe this disablement as now being aggravated by service unless it has been proved there has been an obvious error in the original medical classification; and if he will take action in the matter?


The proceedings at the Conference mentioned have been brought to my notice, and I have arranged to receive a deputation representing the War Pensions Committees associated with the resolutions at an early date.

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