HC Deb 07 March 1929 vol 226 c592W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Mr. F. P. Cox, now an inmate of Beneden Sanatorium, was demobilised in March, 1919, with a disability pension; that the medical superintendent of the sanatorium gave a medical certificate to the effect that the present tubercular trouble of Mr. Cox arose out of his military service; and whether, having regard to these facts and that he is likely to be invalided out of the Post Office service on the grounds of ill-health, the matter can be specially reviewed with a view to a pension being granted?


The award made to Mr. Cox at the conclusion of his period of two years' service at home in 1919–1920 was in respect of a slight degree of disordered action of the heart, and at the latter date medical examination showed no affection of the lung. No application was received from Mr. Cox in respect of tuberculosis until 1927, when I was medically advised that there were no grounds for connecting Mr. Cox's disease with his war service. I would add that the hon. Member is under a misapprehension as to the purport of the statement made by the medical superintendent of the sanatorium, to which he refers and which does not bear the interpretation placed upon it. In the circumstances, I am unable to take further action on the case.