Tubercular Cases (Village Settlements).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men. – in the House of Commons on 26th April 1923.

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Photo of Mr Robert Young Mr Robert Young , Newton

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asked the Minister of Pensions how many village settlements there are for tubercular ex-service men; how many men are located in them; whether the village settlements at Pap-worth Hall and Barrowmore are to be completed; and, if so, how many men will then be accommodated and how many are in them now?

Photo of Lord Eustace Percy Lord Eustace Percy , Hastings

My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. So far as my right hon. Friend is aware, two village settlements have been started in this country for tuber-culous men and their families, but one of these settlements is not reserved exclusively for ex-service men. Accommodation is provided for over 100 men and their families, but my right hon. Friend has no precise information as to the number of men at present residing in the settlements. He is not aware that a village settlement has yet been started at Barrowmore, and has no definite information as to any proposals for the completion of the settlement at Papworth Hall. As my right hon. Friend stated, in his reply on the 18th instant to the hon. and gallant Member for Reading (Major Cadogan), he proposes to discuss the question of village settlements for tuberculous men with representatives of the British Legion at an early date.