HC Deb 23 June 1927 vol 207 cc2066-7W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that when a naval rating is brought before a naval medical survey board he is not acquainted with the board's decision as to whether the invaliding disability is attributable to service or not, or the degree of disablement; and whether he will authorise this to be done in future?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

The practice of withholding this information is in accordance with the King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions, Article 1331, Clause 4. The decisions by the boards of survey are subject to scrutiny and, if necessary, to alteration at the Admiralty, in regard to attributability and degree of disablement, and it is considered that the present practice should be adhered to.