HC Deb 01 May 1923 vol 163 cc1181-2

asked the Minister of Pensions whether his attention has been called to the case of James Henry, of 37, Arran Street, Bala, an ex-soldier undergoing hospital treatment who on the 29th March last was given leave to visit his family, and who has been refused readmission to hospital owing to an outbreak of measles in his home; is he aware that the Ministry has suspended the home treatment allowances which were being paid, and that the family has been compelled to seek parish relief; and whether, in view of the fact that the man is prepared to return to hospital and is only prevented from doing so by the Ministry, steps will be taken to pay the home treatment allowance during the man's enforced detention at Bala?

Captain CRAIG

In the exceptional circumstances of this case, my right hon. Friend has arranged for allowances to be made during the period of waiting.