HC Deb 01 June 1921 vol 142 c1065W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will reconsider the application of D. E. Carley, of the School House, Shelford, who was seriously wounded in 1918 near Ypres, and has since been suffering from his wound and has developed tuberculosis; whether due consideration has been given to the written statement, after full consideration, of Dr. Arthur Latham, F.R.C.P., that the strong probability is that the diseases from which Carley is now suffering was contracted in and by active ser-vice; whether the Ministry have communicated with Carley after receiving a copy of Dr. Latham's letter of 31st March; and, if so, to what effect?


My hon. Friend is no doubt referring to the case of Lieutenant D. E. Carley. The whole of the medical evidence, including that referred to in the question, has been very carefully reconsidered by my medical advisers, who, however, are unable to regard the tuberculosis as due to service. The case is now being forwarded to the Pensions Appeal Tribunal for tearing, and a letter to that effect was sent to the officer on the 25th May.