§ Sir E. STOCKTON
asked the Minister of Pensions how many cases he has had within each of the last six months in which the medical advisers of the Ministry have declined to accept the mental derangement of the applicants as due in any way to or aggravated by war service; whether he is aware that there is growing dissatisfaction with the official 735W treatment of these cases; and whether he will modify the system of treating these eases so as to satisfy this feeling?
§ Major TRYON
The number of rejected applications for pension for insanity were, during September, 34; October, 16; November, 57; December, 34; January, 52; and February, 58. I am satisfied that this type of case receives most sympathetic consideration and I would point out that, in cases of dissatisfaction with the Ministry's decision, there is a statutory right of appeal to an independent tribunal by whose decision the Ministry is bound.