§ Mr. PIELOU
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that his Department has refused a request, made through the British Legion, for certain information contained in the 1146W medical history sheets of John Edward Tite, late private, No. 5,875,694, Northants Regiment, of 41, Upper Harding Street, Northampton; and, having regard to the fact that this information would have a material bearing on the man's claim for disability pension, will he issue instructions for the information to be supplied?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
The Army medical history sheets of discharged soldiers claiming disability pensions are made available for use by the authorities charged with the administration of the pensions Regulations. In this case the authorities concerned are the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital, who have had before them all the records relating to Mr. Tite's Army history. It is contrary to the practice of the War Office to furnish copies of Army medical history sheets to the men concerned or to other individuals.