HL Deb 01 July 2004 vol 663 cc43-4WA

Lord Morris of Manchester asked Her Majesty's Government:

What further representations the Ministry of Defence has received about the case of war pensioner Alexander Izett, on which Lieutenant-Colonel Graham Howell of the British Forces Health Service in Germany reported; and whether they are considering any further action in this case. [HL3050]

Lord Bach:

Since Mr Izett wrote to my honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence on 1 May announcing that he had begun hunger strike. The honourable Member for North Cornwall, (Paul Tyler MP) has tabled on Parliamentary Question, which was answered on 13 May (Official Report col. 155W). As at 23 June the Ministry of Defence has received 15 other representations from Members of Parliament and a further six from members of the public referring to Mr Izett's case.

We do not propose any further action in the case of Mr Izett.