§ Mr. R. McNEILL
asked the Minister of Pensions whether Private H. M. Hopkins, No. 6292, 5th Middlesex Regiment, whose left arm is incapacitated through a wound sustained on active service, is eligible for disability pension; and, if so, will he give instructions for such pension to be paid to Hopkins without delay?
§ Sir J. CRAIG
On transfer to Class Z of the Army Reserve, Private Hopkins claimed to be suffering from a disablement due to gunshot wound of the right shoulder, but the medical report showed that no disablement then existed from the wound. In these circumstances he was not eligible for pension. If, however, he claims to be now incapacitated by reason of the wound, he should apply to his local war pensions committee, who will arrange for him to be examined by their medical referee. If the referee certifies there is some disablement existing from the wound, the committee have power to grant recoverable advances pending the decision of the Ministry.