§ 2. Mr. R. YOUNG
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Lieut. F. W. Garley, O. Air/S4787, having volunteered in 1914, was demobilised last May; that for a considerable time before discharge he has received treatment for ear trouble, and in the absence of an English military ear specialist had to be attended while on service in Berlin by a German specialist; that since November last he has been certified as unfit for work and put to considerable expense; and whether, under these circumstances, the Ministry will speed up the consideration of his claim for a disability pension which has now been lodged for a prolonged period?
§ Major TRYON
I am glad to inform my hon. Friend that the ear condition has been accepted as due to service, and that this officer's disability retired pay has been increased to include compensation for that disability. I may explain that the delay which has occurred has been mainly due to inquiries which resulted in the Ministry being able to admit the claim.