HC Deb 19 May 1924 vol 173 cc1841-2W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will consider the desirability of allowing the commutation of pensions in the case of conditional awards so as to allow pensioners who so desire to leave the country?


I am afraid it would not be practicable to commute a conditional pension, as its continuance beyond the period of the award is dependent on the state of the man's disability at the time. Facilities already exist for enabling a pensioner, who has arranged to emigrate to a British Possession, to obtain a substantial advance of funds in respect of his current award on application being made through the local office of the Ministry.