§ Mr. R. RICHARDSON
asked the Minister of Pensions if his attention has been drawn to the case of C. Bennett, 6, Royal Terrace, Hebburn-on-Tyne, whose appeal was disallowed by the pensions appeal tribunal on the ground that it was neither attributable to nor aggravated by War service; whether he is aware that this man served over four years during the War and was passed medically fit on enlistment; that he has only been able to work nine weeks since his discharge owing to the nature of his complaint; and that he states that the medical evidence submitted to the board was not correct; and whether, in view of these facts, he will have inquiries made into the matter and the case reheard?
§ Major BARNSTON
The full facts of this case were placed before the tribunal whose decision is final and binding on both the man and the Ministry. My right hon. Friend has no power to reopen the case.