"light Work."

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 30th March 1922.

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Mr. MACLEAN:

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asked the Minister of Pensions whether a large number of ex-service men entitled to pensions are having their papers marked spare-time treatment, fit for light work; whether he is prepared to give a definition of what constitutes light work, so that a clear understanding can be arrived at; and whether, having marked the papers fit for light work, the Ministry is prepared to intimate to the ex-service men where such light work can be obtained?

Photo of Sir James Macpherson Sir James Macpherson , Ross and Cromarty

It is contrary to the specific instructions of my Department for medical officers to certify men as fit for light work. If my hon. Friend knows of any case in which this has been done, I shall be glad if he will let me have particulars.

Mr. MACLEAN:

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware, that against his own instructions, these papers are being marked in a very general manner throughout the whole of Glasgow?

Mr. MACLEAN:

I can send him quite a number of cases.

Photo of Sir James Macpherson Sir James Macpherson , Ross and Cromarty

I shall be very glad if my hon. Friend or any other Member of the House will send me cases of that kind.