§ Mr. JAMES WILSON
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that ex-Corporal G. Rose, No. 287,444, Royal Air Force, of 7, St. Giles Street, Netherton, Dudley, has had his pension discontinued on the recommendation of the West Midlands Region Awards Board; that since the decision was arrived at he has had 18 weeks' medical treatment and is still incapable of following his employment; that his wife and six children are dependent upon local charity and Poor Law relief; and whether, in the circumstances, he will direct a reconsideration of this case?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
This man has received pension for bronchitis and neurasthenia for a considerable period, but in view of the report of the last medical board, held in August last, on the condition of these disabilities he was informed that there were no grounds for increasing his current award which was due to expire in December, or for extending it beyond that date. The treatment referred to was out-patient treatment, without allowances, provided at a clinic from September until January. If the man considers that his condition has grown materially worse since he was last boarded it is open to him to apply through his local committee to have his case reconsidered.