HC Deb 18 June 1940 vol 362 c42W
Mr. Tinker

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that the decision not to award a pension to John Shurrock, 17, Baker Street, Leigh, is causing concern to those who are acquainted with the facts of the case; that his own doctor testifies that his present condition is due to Army service; and, seeing that Shurrock was passed fit when he joined, will he submit this matter to an independent board and allow Dr. Dillon, Shurrock's doctor, to be present?

Sir W. Womersley

As I have already informed the hon. Member the medical and other evidence before the Ministry does not warrant the award of a pension in this short service case. It, however, the claimant submits further evidence in support of his claim I am quite willing to have the case reviewed with expert advice.