§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office, whether he is prepared to consider further medical evidence in the cases of John Hynes and Joseph Demston, both of whom were discharged from the Army, the former after ten years' service, and the latter six years', without a pension; or will he direct a medical examination of these men by the military surgeon in Longford Military Station?
THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. J. POWELL-WILLIAMS,) Birmingham, S.
In order to entitle them to further consideration the men referred to in the Question of the hon. Member would have to show that the physical disability from which they now suffer was caused by military service. Any further medical or other evidence tending to sustain that view will be carefully examined and weighed by the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital, whose present opinion, however, is as stated in previous answers given to the hon. Member.