§ Mr. R. YOUNG
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Gunner H. Craine, No. 18,074, Royal Field Artillery, was granted a pension till 26th April, 1921; that on appeal during December, 1920, the examining doctor having full particulars before him, he was deprived of his pension for discourtesy to the doctor; whether this is an 1571W authorised ground for withdrawing a pension already granted to a person repeatedly in hospital as a result of his disability; whether he was again sent to hospital in April this year; and whether, seeing that this ex-soldier will have no pension when he comes out of hospital, he will undertake to have the whole case reconsidered?
§ Major TRYON
Pension was withdrawn in this case on the finding of Medical Appeal Board that there was no existing disablement. Subsequently, there was a recurrence of the disability, necessitating treatment, and the man is now in receipt of full allowances. It is proposed to re-examine him on his discharge from hospital. If my hon. Friend will give me further particulars of the incident referred to in the second part of the question, I will have immediate inquiries made.