§ Mr. R. McNEILL
asked the Minister of Pensions why the disability pension awarded to E. F. Jordex, late private, No. 2415049, ⅕th Buffs, was stopped some weeks ago, seeing that Jordex, who was discharged from the Army as a sufferer from epilepsy, is still subject to that complaint, and is prevented thereby from earning his livelihood?938W
§ Sir J. CRAIG
The medical evidence shows that Private Jordan has been subject to epileptic fits from childhood, and therefore his epilepsy could not be regarded as attributable to service, but only as aggravated thereby. When he was re-boarded in July last he was found to be disabled less than 20 per cent., and to have so far improved in health as to be no worse than when he entered the Army. Consequently the pension awarded on the ground of aggravation could not be continued.