HC Deb 17 April 1923 vol 162 cc1842-3
39. Mr. PALING

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he is aware that James Keefe, of 43, Fisher Street, Bentley, Doncaster, who joined His Majesty's Forces in 1920, after having spent seven months in Ireland and eight months in Germany, was sent back to England and discharged on 24th November, 1922, as suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis; that the medical boards have decided that Keefe's disability is in no way connected with his military service, hut that previous to entering the Army his health record was excellent; that his own doctor who has known him for years declares that Keefe must have contracted his disease during his two years' service and that Keefe has since his discharge only received a gratuity of £12, and being totally unable to work is entirely dependent upon his relations for his maintenance; and will he have further inquiries made into this case?


I am having further inquiries made into this case, and will communicate with the hon. Member.