HC Deb 07 March 1929 vol 226 cc590-1W

asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that Mr. H. 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?


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.