HC Deb 27 October 1949 vol 468 cc190-1W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he will look into the case of Lieut.-Commander R. Wolfenden, R.N.R., who suffered an injury to the spine as a result of war service which was aggravated by the delay of six months of the required operation; who was afterwards told to report to the Admiralty for post-operational treatment, which he did not receive until two years later, and who is now disabled; and as this officer has not yet been awarded a permanent pension and was invalided out of the Navy in October, 1946, why his Department has not yet submitted full medical details to the Ministry of Pensions.

Mr. Dugdale

The Admiralty has already investigated the allegations of negligent medical treatment represented by Lieut.-Commander Wolfenden through parliamentary and other channels and has formally repudiated liability. This officer is in reciept of a disability pension authorised by the Ministry of Pensions at the maximum rate of £306 per annum tax free. In this connection the relevant medical documents were forwarded to the Ministry of Pensions and the last part of the Question does not therefore arise.