HC Deb 26 April 1928 vol 216 cc1089-90W

asked the Minister of Pensions what is the total number of pensions which have been awarded under special sanction to officers and men whose first claim to pension was submitted outside the statutory time limit of seven years; and what is the total number of final awards which have been amended under the correction of errors scheme?


The number of grants made in cases of the type referred to in the first part of the question was at the beginning of the current year about 180. The number of cases in which, since the system of final awards has been in operation, additional grants have been made under special sanction (including cases of secondary disability, re-amputation, change of diagnosis and other cases) amounted approximately to 5,300, or less than 1 per cent. of the final awards that have been made.


asked the Minister of Pensions if he will consider the desirability of making such amendments in the Royal Warrants and Orders in Council governing disability and other War pensions as will permit of pensions and/or treatment allowances being paid to British ex-service men and their families who have migrated to the Dominions Overseas at the rates payable in the respective Dominion where they may be situated?


I have no power to adopt the hon. Member's suggestion, nor do I feel that I could justifiably recommend its adoption.