8. Mr. L'ESTRANGE MALONE
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Mr. George Frederick Mackenzie, late No. 28,884, private, Norfolk Regiment, was passed A1 on joining the Northampton Territorial Force, and again A1 on joining the Regular Army in May, 1924; that in the course of his service he was sent into hospital but was discharged after five days' treatment; that shortly after, while on leave, he went into Northampton Hospital and was found to be suffering from consumption; that he was invalided in June, 1927, after three years' service and has been refused a pension and will never be able to work again, and that Mr. Mackenzie's father is an old soldier with a perfectly clean health sheet and that there is no family history of consumption; and whether there is any 946 appeal from the decision of the Commissioners of the Royal Hospital that Mr. Mackenzie's disease is a non-attributable disability?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Duff Cooper)
This case was referred by the Commissioners of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, to the Director-General of Army Medical Services, who is the final medical authority in case of doubt, and he decided that the disability was not attributable to military service. There is no appeal from this decision.