§ Mr. STRANGER
asked the Minister of Pensions whether his attention has been called to the case of F. C. Quinton, Berkeley Terrace, Newbury, Berkshire, Ministry of Pensions No. ll/M/62,542, Tribunal Case No. 10/A/1,894; whether he is aware that this pensioner, though still suffering from his war disability, and until last week in a war hospital, is not in receipt of a pension; whether, under the existing Regulations, a pensioner may become entitled to treatment in a Ministry of Pensions hospital for his pensionable disability, notwithstanding that a final award of pension for a limited number of weeks has been made, and the pensioner's appeal against such final award has been 2572W disallowed; and whether, in reviewing the existing Regulations, he will consider the advisability of reopening a final award, or of allowing further appeal, when the pensioner is admitted for further treatment after such final award has been made or this appeal disallowed?
I am aware of the case referred to. The provision of medical treatment, together, if necessary, with full treatment allowances, for a temporary exacerbation of a disability in respect of which a final award has been made is contemplated by the instructions of the Ministry, and would not of itself give ground for considering that the final award was erroneous.