§ Colonel Sir A. SPROT
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will reconsider the case of John Bone, late No. 95464, Berkshire Regiment and Labour Corps, a Galway man, but located at Chester prior to enlistment, who suffers from cataract in both eyes, this man having been sent from Chester to Galway so as not to be a charge upon the rates at Chester, having entered Galway workhouse for a fortnight, but is now being supported by voluntary subscriptions for a time; that he enlisted on 26th May, 1916, and served until 27th June, 1919; and that he had a pension of 27s. 6d. up to the end of June, 1920, and £2 weekly up to September, 1920, but this has ceased owing to a medical board having ruled that his disability was not due to military service?
§ Major TRYON
After full consideration my medical advisers were unable to accept this man's disability as connected with his service, and in these circumstances no further award of pension can be made. An appeal has been lodged against this decision and has been referred to the Pensions Appeal Tribunal for hearing.