HC Deb 24 April 1929 vol 227 c887W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will give further consideration to the case of 11/M/376,452, T. Cole, 6, Osman Road, Tottenham, who, after receiving a final award, was admitted to a Ministry of Pensions hospital, where he received treatment for his disability for three years and eight months; whether he is aware that Cole has been refused a pension on the ground that he is now suffering from a disability unconnected with his War service; and will he state why the request of the Tottenham and Edmonton War Pensions Committee to be informed as to the nature of the man's present disability has been refused?


I am aware of the circumstances of the case referred to. The case is one in which a statutory settlement was made by final award in 1922 for the effects of War service and the Ministry's decision was confirmed on appeal by the independent Appeal Tribunal. Following the recent period of treatment the position was reviewed, and the conclusion was reached with medical advice that the final award was adequate compensation for such disablement as had been caused by War service. With regard to the last part of the question, there are cases, of which this is an instance, where it is inadvisable to enter into explanations with a third party in regard to the presence of other conditions unconnected with War service which have been found by medical observation to be affecting the case.