HC Deb 26 April 1923 vol 163 cc635-6

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Joseph Patrick Ryan, No. 51,911, West Riding Regiment, was in July, 1916, classified at Pontefract as medically unfit; that he was called up in May, 1918; that he was subsequently discharged as permanently unfit; that prior to being called up he worked at arduous jobs, which he was able to discharge without loss of time; and that he is now suffering from debility due to service and unable to follow his employment and has been refused any pension for debility; and whether he will inquire into this case?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)

The disability in this case was regarded as constitutional, but aggravation by service was admitted, which, however, was considered to have passed away when, on examination by a Medical Appeal Board in 1920, no remaining disablement was found to exist. The decision of the Ministry was confirmed on appeal by the Pensions Appeal Tribunal, and being now, therefore, final, I regret that the case cannot be re-opened