Seven Years' Limit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 17th December 1925.

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Photo of Mr Campbell Stephen Mr Campbell Stephen , Glasgow Camlachie

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asked the Minister of Pensions the number of cases in which claims have been made in respect to pensions for death or disability due to war service which claims have been ruled out through the seven years' limit Regulation?

Photo of Mr Douglas Pielou Mr Douglas Pielou , Stourbridge

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asked the Minister of Pensions the number of claims that have been made up to date by ex-service men for pensions after the time limit of seven years has expired?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

No separate record is kept of applications which, for various reasons, are not proceeded with.

Photo of Mr Harry Day Mr Harry Day , Southwark Central

Where it can be proved that the claimants have not had knowledge of these Regulations, will the Ministry consider giving them an opportunity?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

I am afraid I do not understand the hon. and gallant Member's question.

Photo of Mr Campbell Stephen Mr Campbell Stephen , Glasgow Camlachie

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Ministry have any sort of rough estimate?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

No; we have no estimate of these figures. As I have said, no separate record is kept of claims which, for various reasons, are not proceeded with.