HC Deb 19 February 1929 vol 225 cc961-2W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether Form M.P.O. 644 (a), relating to the nature of employment and earnings of wounded officers both before and after the War, is now in use by the Ministry, and, if riot, the date of its withdrawal; whether earnings are taken into account in assessing disabilities; and, if so, the number of cases in which awards have been varied in consequence of such evidence having been furnished by employers?


The form referred to is still used for the few cases in which a special class of pension is available, the continuance of which involves considerations of earning capacity and riot, as in the case of ordinary pensions, simply the specific degree of physical disablement. I have no record of the total number of cases when may have been varied, adversely or otherwise to the beneficiary. Earnings are never taken into account in assessing the rate of disablement for pension purposes.