HC Deb 19 April 1923 vol 162 cc2217-8
1. Mr. A. J. BENNETT

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Lieutenant John Gower, of Sutton-in-Ash-field, fought throughout the whole of the War, being demobilised in 1919; that developing neurasthenia he claimed in 1921, and on appeal was allowed a pension in respect of this malady as attributable to service; that he died in April, 1922, from pernicious anæmia and neurasthenia; that his mother's appeal for allowance was, though supported by medical testimony, rejected both by the Ministry and the appeal tribunal; and that the mother is left without a penny in respect of her son's death; and whether he will take steps to prevent conflicting procedure in such cases and secure that due regard is paid to medical evidence adduced on behalf of the claimants?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)

I am looking personally into the facts of this case, and will communicate with the hon. Member.