Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 26th April 1923.
asked the Minister of Pensions, seeing that the loss of two fingers from wounds entitles a pensioner to 20 per cent. pension, as is provided for in the Royal Warrant, why the pension of ex-Sergeant C. May, No. 202,605, of Matlock, late of the Sherwood Foresters, who is a married man, has been reduced below 20 per cent. and a final pension and gratuity awarded him?
The opinion of my medical advisers is that the disability suffered is not equivalent to the loss of two fingers. The man has, however, appealed to the tribunal against that finding and will thus have the opportunity of substantiating his claim that the assessment is inadequate.