§ Mr. T. KENNEDY
asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that Mr. H. 591W Scales, of 160, Well Wynd, Innerleven, Methil, Fifeshire, who was at one time in receipt of a pension, has been advised by the Ministry to consult his National Health Insurance doctor with a view to treatment in respect of his War service disability; that this man's arm and hand are permanently disabled to the extent that he has been certified to be fit only for the lightest form of employment; and whether, seeing that the final award in this case was a serious under-estimate of a permanent disablement brought about by War service, he will exercise his power to make an award of pension or grant under special sanction?
§ Major TRYON
In the case referred to the only treatment considered to be necessary by my medical advisers was of a character which could be given at home without interrupting Mr. Scales's employment. As regards the remainder of the question, I would remind the hon. Member that the award in this case was at the rate fixed by the Independent Appeal Tribunal as a result of an appeal by the man, and that, as I have already informed him, renewed medical consideration of the case affords no grounds for the hon. Member's contention.