HC Deb 20 March 1919 vol 113 c2275W

asked the Pensions Minister whether his attention has been called to the inadequacy of the medical service provided for the treatment of discharged sailors and soldiers in Belfast; whether he is aware that in consequence of this a number of men discharged in 1914 have not yet been able to receive treatment; and whether he will take immediate steps to have a change effected?


From the inquiries I have made there does not appear to be any foundation for the suggestion that men discharged in 1914 have been waiting for treatment since that date. At the end of last month there were 783 discharged men under treatment and 116 awaiting treatment either as in-patients or out-patients. Arrangements have been made for the immediate treatment in military hospitals of such of these men as are still on the waiting list.