§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many claims have been received since the revision of the rules and principles relating to the assessment of attributability of tuberculosis since February, 1929; in how many cases a disability pension has been awarded; how many claims have been reconsidered in the light of fresh medical evidence submitted since the revision of the rules; and in how many cases a disability pension has been awarded?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM
Since February, 1929, 65 cases of invaliding for tuberculosis have been dealt with. In 36 of these cases disability pensions have been granted and 21 of the cases, which have only recently been received, are still under consideration. Since the reply to a similar question which I gave to the hon. Member on 20th February, 14 cases have been reconsidered on appeal, but in 12 of these no fresh medical evidence has been submitted to warrant any alteration of the original awards, and the remaining two cases are still being investigated.1082W