§ 27. Mr. GROVES
asked the Minister of Pensions the number of men on home treatment without allowances in the West Ham area at present; how many of the men are totally incapacitated from following their employment; and whether he will issue instructions that men who are certified by their medical practitioner to be unfit for work, as the result of sickness which is clearly due to service disability, shall receive full treatment allowances until certified fit to resume duty?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of PENSIONS (Lieut.Colonel Stanley)
I regret that I am not in possession of the information asked for in the first part of the question. With regard to the hon. Member's suggestion in the last part of his question, I would refer him to the answer given to him by my right hon. Friend on the 25th ultimo on the same subject.
§ Mr. GROVES
Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman procure for me the information asked for in the first part of the question?
§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
Does not the Department bar allowances in cases such as that referred to in the question?
The grounds on which application can be made for a treatment allowance have been explained more than once, and it is not proposed to make any alteration in them.
§ T. WILLIAMS
But is the hon. and gallant Gentleman not aware that when ex-service men are certified by their doctor as being unable to perform their employment they do not receive any alowance, although the disability is due to war service?
In a case where treatment is necessary for disability and the actual treatment will debar them from following their occupation, they will be eligible for a treatment allowance.