HC Deb 01 June 1927 vol 207 cc383-4
56. Mr. BARKER

asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that William Edward Dando, an ex-service man, died at Cefn Mably Hospital on 9th January, 1927; that this man suffered from nephritis when in the Army and was discharged from service owing to this disease; that his medical adviser was of opinion that the death was due to disease contracted when on active service; and that his widow, Mrs. Sarah Dando, residing at No. 1, Pantypuddyn Road, Abertillery, Mon., has applied for a pension and the application has been refused; and will he now have the case reinvestigated, with a view to granting a pension to this widow?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)

This man died of pulmonary tuberculosis, for which he was not at any time in receipt of pension, and his widow is not, therefore, eligible for an award. I may add that the man made an application in respect of tuberculosis during his lifetime, and, although he did this more than seven years after his discharge from service, his case was very carefully considered, but it was not found that any special action was justified. In these circumstances I regret that there are no grounds on which Mrs. Dando's case can be exceptionally dealt with.