HC Deb 23 June 1921 vol 143 cc1570-1W

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 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?


Pension was withdrawn in this case on the finding of Medical Appeal Board that there was no existing disablement.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.