Ex-Driver H. G. Wether.

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 6th July 1922.

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Photo of Mr Charles White Mr Charles White , Derbyshire Western

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asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will make inquiries into the case of ex-driver Harold G. Wether, No. T/3,025,671, of Slaithwaite, late of Matlock, to whom a considerable amount is due in respect of pension for his wife and child; whether he is aware that this man was married on 11th November, 1916, the day after being discharged from hospital and classed as Al: that, prior to his discharge from the Army in September, 1917, he again contracted illness and was discharged with a pension for himself and wife and, subsequently, a child, the pension for his wife and child having since been discontinued; and whether he will take steps to have the pension restored and the arrears paid?

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

As marriage took place after the man S removal from duty for the disability for which he is in receipt of pension, the wife is not eligible for allowance under the terms of the Royal Warrant. The question of the child's allowance is under consideration and I will communicate with my hon. Friend on this point as soon as possible.

Photo of Mr Charles White Mr Charles White , Derbyshire Western

Is it not the fact that it was before the actual removal from duty that this second disability was incurred?

Photo of Mr Charles White Mr Charles White , Derbyshire Western

Will the right hon. Gentleman inquire into that point: that is my information?