HC Deb 22 May 1935 vol 302 cc344-5

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Mr. Edward Donnelly, of 9, Cavendish Place, Glasgow, has been refused either treatment or a pension for a disability which he received while on war service; that such disability has so injured his feet that he lost his job as being unfit after 15 years' service with the same firm; and whether he will take steps to see that this man is at least granted treatment for his war injury?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)

Mr. Donnelly's case has frequently received the attention of my medical advisers in Glasgow, and I have no reason to think that everything possible is not being done for him. As, however, he still complains of persisting symptoms I have arranged for him to be seen by our consulting surgeon, and if he can recommend any further treatment. for Mr. Donnelly's war disability which is likely to help him it will be carried out.


Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that this man was 15 years in the employment of one firm and has an excellent character, and that he was dismissed because of the. injury to his feet; and, in view of those facts, is it not possible for the case to be re-opened?


I think that the hon. Member did not quite grasp my reply which was to the effect that we are getting a most eminent surgeon to examine the man to see if anything further can be done.