HC Deb 11 July 1927 vol 208 c1749W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will consider the circumstances attending the refusal to entertain an appeal by ex-Private S. Robinson, 26, Maryland Road, E.15, No. 129,218, Royal Army Service Corps; and whether, as this ex-soldier is suffering from a disability due to war service, but failed through ignorance of the time limit to register his appeal, he will grant him an entitlement tribunal?


As this man's claim in respect of debility was rejected in January, 1920, and no application has been made by him in the intervening 7½ years, I am, obviously, unable to agree that he is now suffering from a disability due to war service. I have no power to grant him an appeal, as the time limit within which an appeal must be lodged is, fixed by Statute.