HC Deb 20 April 1931 vol 251 cc631-2W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that years as shown by the information collected by the Ministry of Labour for the purpose of the official cost-of-living index figures.

hardship is being caused to retired regular officers whose applications for commutation have been refused on medical grounds; and if he will consider placing such cases before the medical authorities' commutation board for a ruling decision, especially where officers are also in receipt of service retired pay and wounds pensions in addition to disability pension?


Under the Pensions Commutation Acts and Regulations the Minister of Pensions is required to determine whether any application for commutation should be recommended to the Pensions Commutation Board for consideration, and regard is necessarily had to the officer's state of health and expectation of life. Where my medical advisers consider that the case is unsuitable on these grounds, it is not possible for me to recommend it.