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PENSIONS APPEALS. Memo. by Minister of Transport.

8 May 1942

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Summary

I am not in a position to know whether County Court judges would be able to undertake the very considerable addition to their work involved in dealing with a number of appeals estimated to require from 15 to 25 whole-time Tribunals, but I am doubtful whether in any event their experience particularly qualifies them for this work. The basis of compensation for war disablement is entirely different from that of workmen's compensation; whereas the latter is concerned with loss of earning capacity, this has no place in the assessment of pensions for war disablement which are based on the physical impairment of the pensioner as compared with a normal healthy person of the same age.

Civil Defence Region
Nationwide
Collection ID
CAB71
Document Reference
CAB 71/8/105
Document Types
Memorandum
File Reference
CAB 71/8
Former Department Reference
LP(42) 103
Identifier
10.1080/wtss.cab71.000008.105
Keywords
Courts
Military Discharge
Pensions
Trade Unions
Tribunals
Language
English
Organizations Discussed
British Trades Union Congress
Lord President's Committee
Ministry of Transport
The Royal British Legion
Pages
3
Themes
Preparations for War
Peace
Health
Welfare