Appeals, York.

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 11th May 1922.

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Photo of Sir John Butcher Sir John Butcher , City of York

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asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that the appeal to the pensions appeal tribunal of Mrs. Thompson, of York, widow of the late W. J. Thompson, private, No. 121,894, Royal Army Medical Corps, was before the tribunal on 31st January last and was adjourned for further evidence, but has not yet been decided; that in the case of the appeal of Mrs. Harrod, of York, widow of the late Walter Harrod, private, No. 330,579, Cambridgeshire Regiment, to the same tribunal, the evidence in support of the appeal was furnished on 25th January last, but that up to the present the case has not been listed for hearing; and whether he can take steps to have the hearing and decisions in these cases accelerated?

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

I understand from the tribunal authorities that a decision in the case of Thompson has now been reached, and has been communicated to the appellant. As regards Mrs. Harrod, I am glad to say that it has been found possible, as a result of further inquiries, to admit entitlement to pension.