HC Deb 20 March 1923 vol 161 c2369W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Edward Buddy, Thomas Street, Miles Platting, Manchester, has been charged by the Manchester Board of Guardians for neglecting his three children; that he has refused to apply for unemployment benefit or Poor Law relief because he claims to be entitled to a larger war pension than the 2s. O½d. per day he now receives; and that the stipendiary magistrate, in adjourning the case against the man, promised to communicate with the Pensions Ministry; whether he has now received that communication; and, if so, what is the Ministry's attitude towards the case?

Captain CRAIG

This man has received in full the compensation to which he is entitled under the Warrants administered by my right hon. Friend in respect of the disability incurred in Great War service. The man has, however, a right of appeal to the Assessment Appeal Tribunal if he is dissatisfied with the decision declaring his last award final. I have ascertained that the pension referred to in the question is in respect of long service and was granted by the War Office.