Final Awards.

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 18th July 1922.

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Sir D. NEWTON:

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asked the Minister of Pensions what action has been taken to carry into effect the provisions of the War Pensions Act, 1921, for the making of final awards; and whether he has received any, and, if so, how many appeals in respect of final awards which have so far been made?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

Regulations to give effect to the provisions of the War Pensions Act, 1921, for the making of final awards were issued in January last, and have since been in active operation. The latest figures available show that 8,500 appeals against final awards have been received, and these are being dealt with as rapidly as possible by the Ministry and by the independent Assessment Appeal Tribunals set up under the War Pensions Act of last year.