HC Deb 03 February 1930 vol 234 cc1510-1W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Mrs. Haynes, widow of the late Private Percy George Haynes, No. 3,383, East Kent Regiment, whose claim for pension has been refused by the Ministry of Pensions; whether he is aware that the late soldier died on 25th January, 1929, from pulmonary tuberculosis; that the doctor who attended him certified that the pulmonary tuberculosis was due to the effects of War service following on the weak condition which was brought about by the dysentery for which Haynes was at one time pensioned; and whether, in view of all the circumstances, from which there appears to be conflicting medical evidence, he will refer the case to an independent expert for advice?


My attention has been drawn to this case, to which. I have given the most careful consideration. I am advised that the evidence does not enable a certificate to be given that the tuberculosis of which Mr. Haynes died was the result of his dysentery or of his War service. There are, therefore, no grounds for exceptional action in this ease, which is in fact outside the scope of the Royal Warrant.