HC Deb 03 August 1939 vol 350 c2670W
Mr. Stephen

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many cases where pensions had been refused have been reviewed in consequence of the decision given by the divisional court in the case of Donovan versus The National Amalgamated Approved Society; and how many of such cases have now been allowed?

Mr. Colville

Since the date of the decision referred to, the Department of Health have reviewed all cases which have been brought to light, in which it appeared possible that a claim previously refused might now succeed. The total number of cases reviewed cannot readily be ascertained, but as a result title to pension has been admitted in six cases and in seven others the Department are in correspondence with the approved societies concerned regarding extension of insurance.

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