HC Deb 31 October 1932 vol 269 c1447W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Mr. Edgar Turner, of 17, Churchward Road, Paignton, formerly private Royal Welsh Fusiliers, No. 242,551, who has been refused a pension and treatment for arthritis in the left knee, although the Ministry have accepted responsibility for arthritis in the left ankle following frost bite; and whether, as two doctors who have been treating Turner continuously are of the view that the knee condition is an extension of the ankle trouble, the Ministry will refer the case for final decision to an independent medical expert?


The fact that treatment provided locally in 1925 for the accepted disability was allowed in error to include another condition which has never been accepted by the Ministry for compensation, affords no reason for assuming liability for a further manifestation of a like condition at a later date. I am however arranging to have the case reviewed in consultation with an independent medical expert.