§ 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.