HC Deb 18 July 1929 vol 230 cc591-2

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will reverse the present practice regarding tuberculosis cases, whereby ex-service men who are knocked off work by the pensions doctor are not granted treatment allowances until they enter an institution, by ordering that the payment of such allowances should date from the day of relinquishing work under the advice of a pensions doctor?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Mr. F. O. Roberts)

My hon. Friend is, I think, under a misapprehension. In any case where the Ministry's medical adviser considers it desirable, in the interests of treatment which has been recommended, that a man should abstain from work pending admission to an institution, it has always been the practice to pay treatment allowances in the interval, subject to the usual conditions.


As this practice does prevail in many cases, will the Minister give his attention to any such cases that I can bring to his notice?


Certainly. If my hon. Friend will bring to my notice any cases where the procedure I have indicated has not been carried out, I will attend to them.