§ Mr. GATES
asked the Minister of Pensions for what reason he has withdrawn the alternative pension awarded in 1919 845W to Mr. H. J. Ames, of Colville House, Talbot Road, North Kensington, and enjoyed by him until 1924, Mr. Ames being a disabled and pensioned man who has proved in the prescribed manner his pre-War earnings and shown that his present earnings, together with his pension, are together less than his previous earnings plus 60 per cent.?
§ Major TRYON
It is a primary condition of the grant or continuance of alternative pension that there shall have been a reduction in the man's earning capacity on account of the disablement for which the man is pensioned. This condition is no longer fulfilled in the case of Mr. Ames, as experience of his capacity in his post-War employment has shown that his War disability does not prevent him from carrying out clerical duties similar to those which he performed before the War.