Pension (Durham Light Infantry, B. Tyman).

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 5th July 1922.

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Photo of Mr Aneurin Williams Mr Aneurin Williams , Consett

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asked the Minister of Pensions whether his attention has been called to the case of Mr. B. Tyman, of 16, Hilda Terrace, Stanley, County Durham, late Durham Light Infantry, Identity No. 2/M.T./653; whether he is aware that this man was awarded in March last a pension of 20s. plus 8s. 9d. for his wife and child, and that, in spite of all his efforts, he has never been able to obtain any payment in respect of the child; whether payment on account of himself and his wife has now also been stopped, and for what reason; and whether he is aware that this man has been out of work since 4th January and is consequently in great-need?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

Owing to a misunderstanding, which I much regret, the man has been receiving only 25s., instead of the 28s. 9d. a week to which he is entitled, but immediate steps have been taken for payment to be made at the latter rate, together with all arrears due.

Photo of Mr Aneurin Williams Mr Aneurin Williams , Consett

Can the hon. And gallant Gentleman say why this man's repeated applications for the extra money have received no attention, and instead of the additional money being paid, his own pay has been stopped?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

The authority for the payment of the pension has never been stopped.

Photo of Mr Aneurin Williams Mr Aneurin Williams , Consett

But the money has been stopped.

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

There is a sum paid in substitution. I have inquired into the matter, and I understand that the full pay and arrears will be paid up this week. I cannot give full particulars, because this case is in the Northern Region and we have not yet received all the papers.