HC Deb 15 December 1948 vol 459 cc158-9W
Mr. N. Macpherson

asked the Minister of Pensions when the hon. Member for Dumfries may expect to receive an answer from him to his letter of 9th November, requesting the admission of Flight Lieutenant I. A. Dobie to an R.A.F. Hospital for tuberculosis as a matter of urgency.

Mr. Marquand

As the hon. Member was informed in a letter dated 11th December, Mr. Dobie's chest trouble is not considered to be due to his war service and treatment cannot, therefore, be provided as for a war pensioner. Not-withstanding this, in view of the hon. Member's representations, I am making certain inquiries to see whether the provision of sanatorium treatment can be hastened.