HC Deb 15 February 1955 vol 537 c161
7. Mr. G. Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has yet completed his inquiry into the circumstances under which the late 22800623 Private L. Harrison arrived home from Egypt so ill that he had to enter hospital immediately and subsequently died.

Mr. Head

Yes, Sir. The hon. Member will now have received a letter from my hon. Friend.

Mr. Jeger

Can the Minister say why it has taken five months for him to complete his inquiries into this very distressing case?

Mr. Head

After the man returned home, he developed signs of a tumour on the brain. With the hospital, we went carefully into the question whether the tumour could have been diagnosed before he returned home, but I think the hon. Member will be satisfied that that was not the case.

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