HC Deb 18 May 1965 vol 712 c207W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance why Mrs. C. M. James, 13, Brookland Avenue, Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent, was not allowed full pension on the death of her husband, in view of the facts that he had been employed in the coal mines for 33 years, was drawing a pension due to pneumoconiosis for 13 years, and in 1958 was allowed industrial disablement benefit for pneumoconiosis, which was assessed at 10 per cent., until his death in October, 1964; and why his widow was not given the benefit of any doubt.

Mr. Harold Davies

I understand that Mrs. James has appealed to the Industrial Injuries Commissioner against the disallowance of her claim for industrial death benefit. I will write to my hon. Friend as soon as the Commissioner's decision has been given.