HC Deb 15 March 1928 vol 214 cc2069-70

asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that Mr. W. Henderson enlisted in His Majesty's Navy during the War and was classed A1 on his entry; that he was discharged as suffering from tuberculosis and advised by his doctor to go to Canada for his health, which he did; that he was compelled to return because of the disease and is now in a sanatorium; and that a pension has been refused to him on the grounds of the seven years' limit; and if he will have this case reconsidered?


The hon. Member is mistaken in suggesting that Mr. Henderson was discharged suffering from tuberculosis, and as he has already been informed, the case has been very fully considered on its merits by the Ministry in the light of all the available evidence. I regret, however, that, apart altogether from the date of Mr. Henderson's first application, the circumstances were not found to be such as to justify a grant from public funds.

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