HC Deb 24 February 1927 vol 202 c1949W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that a request made by the Midlands Advisory Council for information as to the procedure for the correction of errors in awards was refused; and whether he will supply local committees and advisory councils with a copy of the Regulations and issue instructions to local area officials that they should inform men who are in receipt of life pensions or whose final award has expired, and who are of opinion that they have been incorrectly assessed or are under-assessed, of the procedure to be adopted to secure a revision of pension or reconsideration?


The only Regulations made in the matter of final awards are those published under the War Pensions Act of 1921. The power to make a further grant in the few cases in which, after a course of medical treatment, a serious and permanent error is found to have occurred is exceptional and is not a matter of regulation. Local Committees have been informed accordingly. I could not adopt the course suggested in the last part of the question which would obviously give rise to the wholly erroneous view that a new Court of appeal over and above that provided by statute had been set up.