§ Mr. R. YOUNG
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Peter Gibbons, 3/M.G./5526 (P.L.O. reference number), who received a pension until 265W 2nd January, 1923, of 11s. 6d. per week, has now been informed that no further pension can be paid to him, although it is not contended that his physical condition has improved; and whether he will state the reason for this
Compensation has been granted to this man in accordance with the degree of disablement assessed by medical boards by which he has been examined. The last award has now become a final award under the provisions of the War Pensions Act of 1921, subject to the right of appeal to the Assessment Tribunal which the man may exercise through the local office of the Ministry.
§ Mr. GRIFFITHS
asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that Fred Price, of 9, Campbell Street, Waenfelin, Pontypool, who is suffering from varicose veins, obtained a decision in his favour by the appeal tribunal at Cardiff on 22nd October, 1922, and that his Department has reversed that decision and declined to pay this man his pension; and will he reconsider this case?
There has been no suggestion of not accepting the decision of the tribunal in this case, nor, indeed, would that course be within the powers of my right, hon. Friend. There has, I regret to say, been some delay in the matter, but an award appropriate to the degree of disablement has now been authorised.