HC Deb 13 February 1924 vol 169 cc845-6W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that the Pensions Appeal Tribunal refused to approve a final award in the case of E. S. Fox, of Somerton; whether the man, who is still ill, is unable to obtain any pension and yet cannot secure re-boarding for some months to come; and will he inquire into this case?


After the tribunal set aside the final award the man was examined by a Ministry Medical Board, but no grounds could be found for awarding any further compensation. Should Mr. Fox consider that the condition of his accepted disability has become substantially worse since the Board was held, it is open to him to apply through the local Area Office, to have his case reconsidered. approved land drainage works, and local authorities and harbour authorities may submit applications to the Unemployment Grants Committee and the Ministry of Transport. A number of grants for works in the district in question have already been approved, and I am sure that any further applications to the Unemployment Grants Committee or the Ministry of Transport will be carefully considered. The Treasury have authorized the Board of Agriculture to give assistance towards the provision of seed oats and seed potatoes in cases where such aid is required.