asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that a provisional award of a 50 per cent. disablement pension was made as long ago as the middle of February to Mr. D. F. Winson of Colchester, whose particulars have been sent to him; and whether, in view of the delay which has taken place in this case, he will expedite a final decision.
This claim raised some difficult medical points. During the time that has elapsed since the provisional award was made there has been full consideration of the pensioner's employability and suitability for training. It has now been decided to award pension at the 100 per cent. rate plus a constant attendance allowance of 20s. a week, with effect from 14th February last. Arrears from 31st July, 1942, will be paid at the 70 per cent. rate. I am writing to the hon. Member.