HC Deb 06 May 1929 vol 227 cc1960-2W

asked the Minister of Pensions the reasons why John James Little, late King's Own Scottish Borderers, who was wounded by gunshot during the Great War, had his pension reduced from £1 16s. 3d. to 8s. per week, although he was successful in winning his case before the appeal tribunal; whether he is aware that he has been refused treatment for his disabilities due to War services, and is now lying in bed in an institution under the control of the board of guardians in Glasgow; and if he intends taking any action in the matter?


The Alternative Pension which was at one time in issue to Mr. Little had to be withdrawn because it was found after prolonged medical examination and treatment that any loss of earning capacity sustained by him was not the result of his War service or the disabilities thereby sustained, Mr. Little is now in receipt of a pension of 12s. a week, not 8s. as stated by the hon. Member, and his present condition has been medically found not to be due to his War disabilities, which do not call for any special treatment from the Ministry.