§ Mr. HAYES
asked the Minister of Pensions what is the number of cases in the past 12 months where it has been 1126W found that the assessment for amputation was below the the scheduled rates of the Royal Warrant for 1919 and the corresponding Orders in Council; and whether the pensioners have received arrears of pension from the original date of the incorrect assessment?
§ Major TRYON
In eases of the kind referred to the arrears claimed would be paid back to the date as from which the pension should have been adjusted where it is clear that the failure to adjust the rate was due to error or oversight on the part of the Ministry. I have no precise record of the number of eases of the kind, but am informed that they have been very few in number.