§ 6. Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Minister of Pensions how many cases exist of ex-service men suffering from encephalitis lethargica; and whether the Department accepts responsibility for any or all of them?
I regret that the information asked for in the first part of the question is not available As regards the second part, if the disease be connected with service, as has in fact been established in certain cases, my Department accepts responsibility.
I am told a large amount of research would be required, but if the hon. Member insists, I will endeavour to get the information for him.