HC Deb 25 June 1954 vol 529 c69W
Mr. Rees-Davies

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what steps have been taken, and will be taken, to inform all war pensioners, Ministry doctors and all regional offices, of the conditions accepted as the consequences of the pensioned disabilities qualifying for increased assessments.

Brigadier Smyth

I do not think it would be in the best interests of pensioners to publish an official list of all the conditions which have been accepted as consequential on various war disabilities. It would have to be in very general terms as the question whether a particular condition can be so accepted in an individual case can only be settled after consideration of all the facts. I feel sure the existing arrangements, under which pensioners are encouraged to inform the Ministry if their disabilities get worse, so that their cases can be considered individually, are far better. The medical and other officers of the Ministry who deal with claims are fully instructed in these matters.