HC Deb 30 May 1916 vol 82 c2557
25. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office why Driver David Lees has only been awarded 8d. a day by the Chelsea Commissioners; whether he is aware that he enlisted on 14th October, 1914, at Coldburn Street, Edinburgh, and was discharged on 19th March, 1915, on account of chronic bronchitis; whether he is aware that on 14th December, 1915, he was sent to Woodburn Sanatorium, Edinburgh, suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis; whether he is aware that he has now left that institution, having made progress, and has to maintain himself and his only child on 4s. 8d. a week; whether such a case falls within the category of disease contracted in or aggravated by service; whether, in that case, he is entitled to four-fifths of the full pension plus 2s. 6d. for his girl; and, if not, will he give the medical evidence which induced the Chelsea Commissioners to refuse to increase his pension?


I am inquiring into this case and will communicate with my hon. Friend.

26. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether the Royal Warrant embodying the proposals for four-fifths pensions is yet ready?


It is hoped that the Royal Warrant will be brought out very shortly.

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