§ Sir J. RANDLES
asked the Minister of Pensions why ex-Sergeant Arthur Collins, No. 30,519, Royal Garrison Artillery, who served 10 years in the army with a clean record of service, and is now totally disabled by ex-ophthalmic goitre, has been refused a pension; and whether this man was pronounced by Dr. Murray, of Manchester, to whom he was sent by the Carlisle War Pensions Committee, to be suffering as a direct result of his War experiences, and as having contracted this disease in 1917 whilst serving in France prior to his service in the Gretna police force?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
The application for pension (made more than a year after demobilisation) was very carefully considered in the light of all the available evidence, and rejected on the ground that no connection had been established between the disablement and service. This decision has been confirmed by the Pensions Appeal Tribunal and is, therefore, final.