HC Deb 14 February 1929 vol 225 cc517-8

asked the Minister of Pensions why Mr. N. Fitzsimmons, 3, Stopford Street, Liverpool, an ex-service man in receipt of a disability pension, has been refused treatment by the Ministry of Pensions, and has been compelled to become an inmate of one of the Poor Law institutions of Liverpool, with the result that the wife has had to seek out-door relief?


The man referred to is in receipt of pension on account of heart trouble which is held to have been aggravated by service. His present condition is an affection of the lungs, believed to be due to influenzal bronchitis, which is in no way connected with his War disability, and for which, therefore, the Ministry have no authority to provide treatment.


Is the Minister aware that this man is in receipt of a 60 per cent. disability pension and that a panel doctor certified the disability for which he is getting the pension?


I have told the hon. Member what the man is actually suffering from. With his pension and family allowance, he is getting 34s. 6d. a week.