§ 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.