HC Deb 22 November 1928 vol 222 cc1881-2
1. Mr. R. YOUNG

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that the application of J. Drury, case 3/M.D./3875, for treatment allowances was refused as not attributable to war service; whether his complaint, severe pains in the head, is the same as that which caused his transfer from Egypt to England, as per medical transfer certificate dated 17th May, 1916; and, if so, will he reconsider the decision arrived at on 28th September, 1928?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)

The man referred to was transferred to hospital in 1916 for Myalgia. As a result of a special medical examination of him which I caused to be made two days ago, I am advised that his complaint of pains in the head, for which no special treatment is required other than such palliative treatment as is being given by his private practitioner, is not considered to be connected with his pre- vious disability of which I am informed there is very little, if any, evidence at present. In these circumstances the case is not one for treatment by the Ministry with allowances.