HC Deb 07 August 1947 vol 441 c193W
88. Mr. Marlowe

asked the Minister of Pensions when the solicitor acting for the late Mr. J. W. Feek, reference B12/M2/5205, may expect a reply to his letter of 25th June; whether he is aware that, in the meantime, the widow and children are on public assistance; and whether, having regard to the post mortem findings, he will now admit this claim.

Mr. Blenkinsop

A reply was sent to Mrs. Feek and to her solicitor on 6th August following receipt of post-mortem findings. As our medical advisers are unable to certify that Mr. Feek's death was hastened by war service, my hon. Friend regrets he is unable to authorise a grant of pension I am not aware that Mrs. Feek and her children are on public assistance. She has been advised by my Department to apply for a contributory widow's pension.

89. Mr. Wyatt

asked the Minister of Pensions when a final decision will be made in the case of Mr. H Hanlon, 141 Lennox Street, Lozells, Birmingham.

Mr. Blenkinsop

This case was before the Pensions Appeal Tribunal on the 21st February last, when it was adjourned for fresh evidence. The appeal was returned to the Tribunal on 31st July, and is being listed for hearing at an early date.