HC Deb 19 April 1955 vol 540 cc9-10W
Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many 1914–18 war-disabled pensioners, who failed to appeal within the period allowed against the decision of his Department to cease payment of compensation for war disability, have had their pensions restored; and why has a pensioner, whose name has been sent to him, who was given sympathetic consideration for a war disability throughout his service on the Post Office and had to accept premature retirement in 1949 at the age of 55 years, been refused a war pensions tribunal on the ground that he failed to appeal against his Department's decision in 1922 to cease payment of compensation for war disability.

Mr. Peake

I regret that the records of my Department do not enable me to give the information asked for in the first part of the Question. As regards the second part, the pensioner did not appeal for restoration of pension until 1943, or over 20 years after his pension ceased, by which time the time limit for appeal to the Entitlement Appeal Tribunal imposed by Section 6 (1) of the War Pensions Act, 1921, had long since expired.