HC Deb 16 February 1926 vol 191 cc1740-1W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will review the case of F. R. Johnstone, 3/MJ/6702 (Acton), who has been in hospital three times since his award was declared final and still suffers disability?


The case to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers was recently under consideration in the light of the report of a detailed medical examination following on a period during which the man was under observation in hospital as an in-patient; but I am advised that no grounds were discovered for regarding the final award as erroneous.


asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that C. H. Robinson, No. 11/M/377,436, late of the Rifle Brigade, 38, Cranleigh Road, Tottenham, who is unable to walk and has been receiving a pension of 100 per cent. since 1917, was boarded in August last, and his pension reduced from £3 12s. per week to 8s.; whether he has now considered this case; and, in view of the fact that Robinson is still unable to walk and cannot maintain his wife and himself upon 8s. a week, if he will hasten the decision in this case?


This case has presented very great difficulties, and it has been necessary to arrange for the man to be placed specially under observation in hospital by a distinguished specialist, and to be examined by a board containing two other eminent specialists. The report of this board is now being considered, and it hoped that a decision be notified within the next few days.