HC Deb 30 November 1927 vol 211 cc510-1W

asked the Minister of Pensions if he will have inquiries made in the case of James Wattan, late Private, No. 59,927, Lincolnshire Regiment, who was badly wounded in the great War and is not at present in receipt of a pension, though he is certified by the medical officer of health of the Sleaford Rural and Urban Councils as suffering from a large gunshot wound and operation scar on the front side of the chest below the right collar bone, with a septic discharge from a sinus in the scar tissue, severe pain extending from the wound to the back of the right shoulder joint and limited movement of the arm in certain directions, and as being in the opinion of the doctor unable to follow any hard manual occupation; whether he is aware that the county medical officer certifies that James Wattan is quite unable to follow an ordinary working man's occupation; and if, in the circumstances, he will arrange for an early medical examination of James Wattan with a view to the re-issue of pension under the Dispensary Warrant of 1884?


My attention had already been called to this case, and Mr. Wattan has for some time been in a Ministry hospital. On the conclusion of his treatment his case will be considered, and if further action is then found justifiable it will be taken.