HC Deb 08 May 1924 vol 173 cc650-1W
Captain RAMAGE

asked the Minister of Pensions what Regulations, if any, are now in force whereby disabled ex-service men are placed in hospital for the purpose of observation; what is the object of this period of observation; and is any compensation paid to the men concerned in cases where they have suffered financial loss through loss of time while under observation?


In exceptional cases it is the practice to admit a man to hospital for medical observation with a view to the proper determination of his case. If the disability has been accepted by the Ministry as due to, or still aggravated by, service full treatment allowances for the man and his family are paid; in other cases allowances are paid in respect of his family.