HC Deb 24 February 1927 vol 202 cc1880-1

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Rifleman T. F. Lind, No. 3,234,052, late Cameronian Scottish Rifles, has been awarded a temporary allowance of 3s. 6d. per week; that this man completed seven years' service with the colours, and was discharged as unfit for any form of military service, although fit for employment in civil life; that he suffers from recurring epileptic fits which the commissioners deny is attributable to his military service; and whether, in view of the fact that this man served seven years, he will have this case reconsidered?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Captain Douglas King)

I have been asked to reply. As the disability in respect of which Mr. Lind was invalided from the Army was not attributable to his military service, the temporary pension awarded to him by the Chelsea Commissioners is the appropriate award in his case. His service is insufficient for a separate award of service pension.