HC Deb 06 March 1924 vol 170 cc1570-1
16. Viscount CURZON

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that at the Ministry of Pensions Neurological Clinic, Bulinga Street, medical officers with good records of war service and good qualifications for psychotherapeutic treatment, are being dismissed, while other medical officers with no war service and no especial psychological qualifications are not only being retained but are getting the maximum amount of work available at this clinic, thereby prejudicing the efficiency of the clinic and the right treatment of the neurasthenic pensioners who attend there; and will he inquire into this matter in order to see that the recommendations of the Lytton Committee are carried out in the letter and the spirit?


Owing to the reduction in work, it has been necessary to effect a corresponding reduction in the part time medical staff employed at the Neurological Clinic, Bulinga Street. In selecting the officers who were to be retained, full regard has been paid, not only to their war service, but also to their qualifications for providing the most effective treatment for the pensioner. Under this arrangement, the employment of 11 neurologists (of whom nine served in the War and two did not) is being terminated. Of the 26 neurologists now giving treatment at the clinic, 23 served in the War.

Viscount CURZON

Will the hon. Gentleman answer the last part of my question?


My information is that they are being carried out.