§ 22. Mr. WOMERSLEY
asked the Minister of Pensions if he will have special inquiries made into the case of 1757 Mr. Robert Willey, of 114, Stanley Street, Grimsby, with a view to this man's claim for treatment in a Ministry of Pensions hospital, under the regulations as set out in Circular No. 70, entitled applications for pension in respect of disablement claimed more than seven years after discharge, being further considered?
§ The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Mr. F. O. Roberts)
This case has been carefully considered in the light of all the available evidence and the report of a recent medical examination, and I am advised that the man's present condition of disablement cannot be certified to be the result of his war service. In the circumstances the Ministry has no authority to provide the treatment required.
§ Mr. WOMERSLEY
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this man was wounded twice in France; that for 6½ years he had to be treated for discharge from the wounds, which included small pieces of bone; that the medical report is to the effect that his present disease can have been caused by a diseased bone in the body; further, that he was admitted to a Ministry of Pensions hospital in 1927 and discharged and has been ill ever since; and, in view of these circumstances, will the right hon. Gentleman have a further examination made by independent doctors?
§ Mr. ROBERTS
. The report to which I refer is from a recent medical examination, but, if my hon. Friend will give me the additional facts with which he is acquainted, I will have them carefully looked into.