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Disability Pensions (S Caiiroll)

Volume 154: debated on Wednesday 31 May 1922

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asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will inquire into the case of Mr. Sydney Carroll, late private No. 1,918, Bucks battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light. Infantry, number of identity certificate S.C.D. 1,200; is he aware that this man's pension was recently increased by 10 per cent., owing to his being a left-handed man, but that on 15th May last his pension was reduced by a medical board to 12s. per week; and, as this sum is incorrect., will he have inquiries made and the proper pension paid to Mr. Carroll without delay?

The new award is in accordance with the assessment of a medical board which recently examined the man with a view to the renewal of pension on the expiration of the last award next month. In assessing the existing degree of disablement the board took into account the fact that the man is left-handed. There is the usual right of appeal to a Medical Appeal Board, which may be exercised through the local committee.