HC Deb 01 April 1919 vol 114 cc1057-8

asked the Pensions Minister whether he is aware that tuberculosis contracted by women during service with Queen Mary's Women's Army Auxiliary Corps cannot be certified as attributable to that service, and consequently that no compensation or gratuity is granted in such cases, whereas tuberculosis contracted during service by a man is considered attributable and as giving a claim to consideration for a pension, and whether he will introduce a measure to remove this and similar inequalities in the treatment of ex-Service men and women?


I have been asked to answer this question. I think my hon. Friend is referring to cases where members of the Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps have contracted tuberculosis in this country. Such cases are dealt with under the regulations applicable to civilian subordinates, whether women or men.