HC Deb 04 July 1923 vol 166 cc431-2

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to a resolution in reference to ex-service men in mental hospitals who have been transferred to the pauper class passed by the Association of Poor Law Unions and Parishes of London and Greater London, to the effect that, having regard to the fact that these men were accepted for military service and to the extreme dubiety as to whether or not their mental condition is attributable to or aggravated by such service, the ex-service men who have been so transferred should be restored to their previous status; and whether, in view of the representative character of the association, he will make representations to the proper authority in order to remove all ex-service men suffering from mental disability from the care of Poor Law authorities?


My attention has been called to this resolution, and I will forward a copy of it to the Minister of Pensions, who has the primary responsibility in the matter.