HC Deb 22 December 1927 vol 212 cc597-8W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will inquire into the case of Mr. Frank Colman, of Sarum, St. Mildred's Avenue, Broadstairs, whose claims are that he applied for alternative retired pay in the prescribed manner; that he also applied for a supplementary allowance for his child in the manner required by Royal Warrant (Command 2013), Article 3; and that in regard to the former claim it was not belated, having been made in 1922, and as to which the Ministry sent down a representative to see him?


I am inquiring further into this case, and will communicate with my hon. Friend.


asked the Minister of Pensions the nature and effect of any action taken by his Department in the case of Leonard Baker, late private, 25,287, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, either on application by the pensioner or in consequence of medical reports since the promulgation of the appeal tribunal's decision in January, 1924?


The case to which the hon. Member refers was represented as one in which the final award was seriously erroneous inasmuch as the condition due to war service was seriously and permanently worse than was represented by the final award of less than 20 per cent. disablement. A further grant at pension rate was accordingly made with special sanction in February, 1925. The condition, however, steadily improved, and in September, 1926, it was found on medical examination that the condition no longer justified the maintenance of the grant, which was accordingly discontinued. In these circumstances, it was clear that the earlier view as to the existence of error was mistaken.