HC Deb 01 November 1934 vol 293 cc381-2W

asked the Minister of Pensions, in regard to the death of Edward Hickey, of Regent Street, Liverpool, Private, No. 145,208, Royal Army Medical Corps, why pension has been refused to the widow; and if he is prepared to reconsider the case?


The late Mr. Hickey was not in receipt of a disability pension in respect of Great War service at the time of his death, his claims having been rejected by the independent appeal tribunal, and for that reason it is not in my power, under the terms of the Royal Warrant, to entertain his widow's claim to pension. I have, nevertheless, had special consideration given to the case, but I am advised that there are no grounds on which exceptional action would be justified.