Mr. T. HENDERSON
asked the Minister of Pensions whether Mr. Thomas Sheddon, of 16, Centre Street, Glasgow, has been ordered by the Scottish regional director to enter the Southern General 515W Hospital, under the control of the Govan Parish Council, for observation when he had already been at Hawkhead, Dykebar, and Woodilee Asylums, and discharged from the same; and is he prepared to accede to his request to be treated in Bellahouston Hospital, or any similar institution, as he holds a medical certificate to the effect that he is suffering from pyorrhœa?
§ Major TRYON
The institution to which it is proposed to admit this case for observation is one with which the Ministry has an arrangement by which special cases are received at the cost of the Ministry, and is the most suitable in the area, having special treatment facilities for the particular disability. The case is not suitable for admission to an institution such as Bellahouston Hospital. The claim in respect of defective teeth will receive consideration as soon as the further information which the man has been asked to supply has been received at the Ministry.