HC Deb 16 January 1924 vol 169 cc127-8W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Richard A. Tuson, of 2, Havelock Road, Tottenham, was discharged on 27th April, 1916, on account of chronic rheumatism aggravated by service, and received a pension for five years which was then stopped by a decision of the tribunal that the disability had passed away; that Tuson has been recently certified by a number of doctors to be still suffering from chronic rheumatism and unfit for work; and whether under the Regulations of the Ministry there is any way in which this and similar cases can be reopened?


This man, who served for 58 days, was pensioned on account of rheumatism, which was not attributable to, but only aggravated by, service. In 1921 it was decided that the effects of service had then passed away, and that decision, having been confirmed on appeal by the independent statutory tribunal, is final.