§ Mr. SHORT
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that John Dudley, No. 8444, South Staffordshires, of 33bk, Cross Street, Wednesbury, is in receipt of a pension of 16s. per week; that he is an inmate of the County Mental Hospital, Burtwood, Lichfield, and that it is contended his condition is due to war service; and will he cause his case to receive immediate investigation with a view to the Ministry accepting full responsibility?
§ Major TRYON
I find that the man in question, who is in receipt of pension on account of tuberculosis, accepted as having been aggravated by military service, was discharged in March, 1915. A claim under the Royal Warrant is not open to him in respect of the mental condition which manifested itself more than 10 years after his discharge from service. I know of no grounds on which the action suggested in the last part of the question should be taken.