HC Deb 05 July 1939 vol 349 cc1314-5W
Mr. Buchanan

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Mr. E. Rafferty, of. 18, Wolseley Street, Glasgow, was discharged from the Army well over a year ago with a disability, that an application was made then for a pension; that despite frequent representations no decision has yet been arrived at; and whether he will state when a decision may be expected in this case?

Sir V. Warrender

A decision has been reached, as my right hon. Friend has informed the hon. Member in correspondence, that, under existing rules, no pension can be granted in this case. The general principles governing cases such as this are, however, under review. This review necessarily involves a somewhat prolonged and detailed investigation, and I cannot at present say when a final conclusion will be arrived at. If, however, as a result, an alteration is made in the rules which would admit Mr. Rafferty's case, he will be given the benefit of it.