HC Deb 15 February 1937 vol 320 c826
23. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that cases of delayed-action blindness, caused to ex-service men by exposure to mustard gas during the last War, are being treated at St. Dunstan's; and whether, in such cases, he will entertain applications for treatment cost, and disability pensions?

The Minister of Pensions (Mr. Ramsbotham)

Any case of the kind referred to, which is found to be due to War service, is accepted by the Ministry for medical treatment or pension as may be appropriate. Eight cases were so accepted last year.

Mr. Bellenger

Has the hon. Member had any application on behalf of the cases specified in the question—cases now in St. Dunstan's?

Mr. Ramsbotham

I should like to have notice of that question.