Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces (Pensions and Grants).

– in the House of Commons on 18th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Daniel Lipson Mr Daniel Lipson , Cheltenham

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that men who are in receipt of a disability pension and are called up for a further medical examination with a view to their disability being re-assessed have, in consequence, to be absent from work for several hours, with corresponding loss of wages; and will he arrange for such men to be entitled to claim compensation for wages lost in this way?

Photo of Mr Walter Womersley Mr Walter Womersley , Grimsby

The regulations of the Ministry have always included provision for compensating pensioners for wages lost through being called up for medical examination for re-assessment of disablement.

Photo of Mr Daniel Lipson Mr Daniel Lipson , Cheltenham

Will the Minister see that the Regulation is enforced, because a constituent of mine has been called up twice in six months, and when he applied for compensation he was laughed at?

Photo of Mr Walter Womersley Mr Walter Womersley , Grimsby

If the hon. Member will let me know the particulars of that case, I will deal with it.