§ MR. SUMMERBELL () Sunderland
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he can state the number of soldiers discharged during 1907 suffering from tuberculosis, and who were in receipt of a pension; and the number of men discharged during the same period suffering from the same disease and who were 557 in receipt of a pension due to having contracted the disease while in the service or due to the climate where serving.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. HALDANE,) Haddington
Three hundred and fifty-seven men were invalided for tuberculosis during the year 1907. Of these, 216 received pensions (most of them temporary in the first instance) and of these, fifty contracted the disease owing to their military service, and forty from climate.
§ COLONEL SEELY () Liverpool, Abercromby
In view of these figures will the right hon. Gentleman reconsider his decision with regard to the recommendations of the Departmental Committee on this question?