§ 2. Mr. WALTER BAKER
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Mr. John Bryant, 29, Saffron Street, Whitehall, enlisted as a fit man in September, 1914, but that as a result of injuries or strain hernia occurred, and an operation was performed; that the pensions appeal tribunal decided that the hernia was attributable to service, but expressed the view that the effects of the disability had passed away; that Mr. Bryant completed 20 years' service with the forces; that during last year it has been medically certified that he lost over four months' employment due to the hernia, which was admitted to be due to service; and whether, seeing that the Ministry continues to provide treatment and two trusses per year, he will consider the desirability of having Mr. Bryant re-examined, under Circular 30, with a view to a reissue of pension?
§ The MINISTER OF PENSIONS (Major Tryon)
As I have already informed the hon. Member, this case has been specially considered, but no grounds were found on which further action in 1086 the direction suggested would be justified.
§ Major TRYON
Disability pension is not granted on length of service which, in this case, was not 20 years but 12. A medical examination was made, and it was found that the conditions did not justify the continuance of the pension.