Disability Pensions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 31st July 1922.

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Photo of Mr George Banton Mr George Banton , Leicester East

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asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that boards of guardians are passing resolutions of protest against the manner in which the disability pensions of ex-service men, still unfit for work, are being discontinued, which has commenced and will continue to cause them to apply for relief on behalf of themselves and their families, thus placing upon local ratepayers an unfair obligation to meet what should be considered to be a national charge; and what steps are proposed to be taken to discontinue this practice?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

I beg to refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Kettering on the 26th July, of which I am sending him a copy.