HC Deb 19 March 1925 vol 181 cc2491-2W

asked the Minister of Pensions why the constant attendance allowance of £ 1 per week paid to Gilroy Dunstan, 134, Markfield Road, Tottenham, who lost both legs as a result of his War service, was stopped without-warning on 5th November, 1924, and has now been renewed at the reduced rate of 5s. per week; and whether, in view of Dunstan's disability and his domestic circumstances, he will consider an early increase of this amount?

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

The answer given by my right hon. Friend on the 19th February regarding this case indicates the reasons for the change in the rate of constant attendance allowance which has been paid. My right hon. Friend would add that he has made further inquiries into this case and he is medically advised that a further course of hospital treatment (which will be of a medical, not surgical character) is essential for the purpose of fitting the pensioner with artificial limbs. It is understood, however, that the pensioner has, up to the present time, refused this treatment, although it is manifestly in his own interests.