§ 27. Mr. L. M. Lever
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will give the terms of reference of the Committee on Assessments which he announced recently.
§ Mr. L. M. Lever
How long will it be before the Committee is constituted and gets down to the urgent work on behalf of limbless ex-Service men?
§ Dr. King
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that limbless ex-Service men in particular welcome his initiative in this new scientific approach to the measurement of disablement? Will he consider including on this expert Com 930 mittee one limbless ex-Service man, who could contribute to the work of the scientific investigators his own life's experience of disability?
§ Following is the information:
Terms of ReferenceTo examine Schedule 1 and Schedule 3, Table 1, to the Royal Warrant of 24th May, 1949 (Cmnd. 7699) and Schedule 2 to the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) (Benefit) Regulations 1964 (S.I. 1964 No. 504) which relate to the assessment of certain disablements, and
and to report.
- (i) to consider, in the light of any relevant developments since 1948, whether any, and if so what, modification in the lists of specified disablements, or variation in the assessments of such disablements is desirable; and
- (ii) to consider whether there is any case for special provision by way of supplementary compensation confined to disablement due to amputation, either generally or in relation to advancing age;