Tubercular Cases (Life Pensions).

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 9th October 1924.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Fletcher Mr Reginald Fletcher , Basingstoke


asked the Minister of Pensions if he has yet found it possible to take any steps in the direction of awarding life pensions to ex-service men suffering from tuberculosis as a result of their War service?


I have considered this matter with my medical advisers. I am advised that it would not be in the best interests of the men concerned to make final awards of pension on any general scale in cases of tuberculosis, having regard to the fluctuating character of this disease. It is, however, my intention to secure that, as far as possible, awards for prolonged periods shall be made in all possible cases.