§ 57. Mr. SCRYMGEOUR
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that, at a recent meeting of the Forfar-shire War Pensions Committee, complaint was made of the departmental system under which a pensioner's case that had been considered by the local doctors as suitable for increased assessment had been turned down by the medical advisers at headquarters, who acted on written statements; and whether he will alter the procedure so as to give preference to the local doctors who examined the patient?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of PENSIONS (Lieut.-Colonel Stanley)
I am not aware of the complaint referred to, but I am calling for information as to the particular case on which it appears to have been based.