HC Deb 11 November 1920 vol 134 c1335

asked the Minister of Pensions whether a further inquiry will be made into the case of Private Arthur William Coker, No. 35,879, Royal Army Service Corps, now unable to find employment, and living in one small room with his wife and four children, having been discharged from the Army as unfit with a paralysed arm, and stated to be suffering from delusions; whether neither his father nor mother, who are still living, nor any of his family, have suffered from delusions at any time; whether it is admitted that paralysis and delusions are sometimes the sequelæ of inoculation; and whether he will state the reasons for the decision of the appeal tribunal that no assistance is to be afforded him in his distressed circumstances?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Mr. Macpherson)

This case was very carefully considered by his local war pensions committee, by a medical board, by my technical advisers, and by an appeal tribunal; and on each occasion it was found that the man's condition was not due to service.