§ 7. Mr. ALFRED SHORT
asked the Pensions Minister whether he is aware that Private R. W. Pitt, of 24, Foster Street, Wednesbury, late No. 49752, 23rd Lancashire Fusiliers, A Company, was certified by a medical board at the date of demobilisation to suffer 70 per cent. disability; whether he is aware that he was wounded in the leg and chest, that he carries tubes in his side, and that a later medical board submitted there was no disability; whether he is aware that a pension has been refused; and whether, in view of this divergence of opinion, he will arrange for him to appear before a special medical board?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of PENSIONS (Colonel Sir James Craig)
There was nothing in the official papers on which this case was considered to show that he carried tubes in his side, but the evidence in this case is so conflicting that my right hon. Friend has given instructions for Private Pitt to-be re-examined at once by a medical board.