§ Mr. N. MACLEAN
asked the Pensions Minister whether Patrick Rooney, 35, Main Street, Govan, crippled, and fifty-six years of age, has been refused a pension or any recompense for the loss of his son, Private Patrick Rooney, No. 31443, Royal Munster Fusiliers, who was killed on 1st December, 1917; whether he will state the reason; and what steps he is prepared to take to secure to this man the pension due to him for the loss of his son?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
No claim can be traced as having been received on behalf of Patrick Rooney. A preliminary search by the Casualties Department of the War Office has also failed to trace the casualty on the date mentioned, and they surmise that the number is incorrect. An inquiry has been sent to the local committee concerned in order to ascertain the exact circumstances.