§ 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?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Forster)
I am inquiring into this case and will communicate with my hon. Friend.