HC Deb 24 May 1922 vol 154 c1235W

asked the Secretary of State for War why an officer wounded, and for that reason placed on retired pay four months before hostilities ceased, should receive only £120 per annum service retired pay, whereas had he not been wounded he would have received £150 per annum service retired pay; and whether he will take steps to remedy this state of affairs?


I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend is looking into the matter in connection with the individual case which I understand from a communication received this morning my hon. and gallant Friend has in mind and will communicate with him at an early date.


asked the Minister of Pensions whether the wound pension awarded by the medical appeal board to Lieut.-Colonel C. M. G. Rudkin, D.S.O., in May, 1919, has now been stopped, although Colonel Rudkin considers that he has had no opportunity of having his case reconsidered by a further medical appeal board; and will he make inquiries?


The withdrawal of this officer's wound pension followed the considered opinion of my medical advisers, formed after a period of hospital observation and an examination by a board of selected specialists, that the existing disability is not due to the wound. Colonel Rudkin has, however, been informed that, if he so desires, he will be given an opportunity of being reexamined by a Special Wounds Board after a further period of hospital observation.