HC Deb 24 June 1927 vol 207 cc2195-6W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will reopen the case of

Date. Men. Boys. Women. Girls. Total.
2ndMay 1,346 109 95 100 1,650
9th May 1,295 101 86 105 1,587
16th May 1,270 94 95 112 1,571
23rd May 1,298 94 81 110 1,583
30th May 1,274 93 76 108 1,551

J. M. Robertson, of Barnets Close, Aberdeen, who was decorated for gallantry at Zeebrugge and is now sick and destitute; if he is aware that Robertson has again attempted a light job and has been obliged to give it up after a few days; and whether, under the exceptional circumstances of the case, the man can be provided for so as to avert the necessity of an appeal for pauper relief?


As I have already explained to the hon. Member, the man referred to made application for the first time only to the Ministry eight years after his demobilisation. The case has, nevertheless, been specially considered, but I am advised that there are no circumstances in it to connect the man's illness with his War service which would enable my Department to take special action.

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