§ Mr. SIMMONS
asked the Minister of Pensions (1) if the chief area officer is, in practice, the sole judge as to whether a case outside the seven years' limit shall be submitted to the Minister for reconsideration;
(2) if he will make generally known to pensioners the various channels through which they may make application to have their cases reconsidered after the expiration of the seven years' limit?
§ Mr. F. O. ROBERTS
All applications now made for the first time for compensation in respect of disablement by Great War service should be made, as has been the well understood practice in the past, through the local area office of the Ministry. The chief area officer has definite instructions to transmit all such applications to the Ministry.