§ 34. Mr. R. MORRISON
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he has received a petition from Spenborough War Memorial Fund Trustees, Cleckheaton and Spenborough branch of the British Legion, urging him to give further consideration to the case of Sergeant 1689 Charles Brown, Royal Army Service Corps, who is now totally blind and partially deaf; and, if so, if he will say what action he proposes to take?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of PENSIONS (Lieut.-Colonel Stanley)
My right hon. Friend has received a copy of the petition referred to. The claim made by Mr. Charles Brown in 1923 for defective eyesight was after full consideration rejected by the Ministry and a right of appeal given, of which, however, Mr. Brown failed to take advantage. Subsequent representations in support of his claim have been most fully and sympathetically considered, but my right hon. Friend is advised that there are no grounds for altering the previous decision of the Ministry.