HC Deb 27 July 1944 vol 402 cc870-1
9. Mr. Douglas

asked the Minister of Pensions in how many cases have pensions been refused in respect of persons discharged from, or dying while, serving in the forces as a result of diseases from which they were free when they entered the service; and in how many of such cases has the refusal been upon the ground that the disease was of unknown or of constitutional origin.

The Minister of Pensions (Sir Walter Womersley)

I regret that the information asked for by my hon. Friend is not available and could not be obtained without undue expenditure of time and man power.

Mr. Douglas

Can the Minister give an estimate of the number of persons involved?

Sir W. Womersley

No, Sir, but I would refer my hon. Friend to the Debate which took place on Tuesday on the Adjournment. He will get all the information he wants from that.

Mr. Douglas

Not the information for which I have asked here.

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