§ Major COHEN
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will inform the House of the number of pensions granted under special sanction to officers and men who have submitted their application for pension outside the statutory time limit of seven years; of the total number of final awards that have been reviewed under the scheme introduced and explained to War Pensions Committees in Circular 30 since the inception of that scheme to the 30th September, 1927; and, of the number which have been reviewed, the number of cases in which the final award has been amended, and an increased award made?
§ Major TRYON
The number of grants made in cases of the type referred to in the first part of the question was up to the end of September last about 140. With regard to the second part of the question, the aggregate number of cases in which, during the past four years, additional grants have been made under special sanction (including cases of secondary disability, re-amputation, change of diagnosis and other cases) has amounted to approximately 5,000, or less than one per cent. of the final awards that have been made. I regret that it is not possible to give the information asked for in the last part of the question.