§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will grant the right of appeal to the pensions appeal tribunal to ex-Private Alexander Quick, of 8, Robertson Road, E.15, No. 82,736, who, through illness, has overlooked the fact that his right of appeal expired on 9th January, 1925; and whether, in view of the fact that the disability has returned with increased severity, clemency can be shown?
§ Major TRYON
The right of appeal is exercisable subject to Statute and is not within my discretion. In any case where exceptionally it can be demonstrated that an appellant was prevented by unavoidable cause from making his appeal within the time allowed by Statute, and that he has done so at the earliest possible opportunity, the case may be represented in the ordinary way to the tribunal to be heard on merits by them if they are satisfied as to the facts.