Disability Pensions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 2nd March 1922.

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Photo of Sir Wilfred Sugden Sir Wilfred Sugden , Royton


asked the Minister of Pensions if he will consider the desirability of granting full disability pensions to all men with a war disability while they are unemployed, in view of the number of disabled ex-service men among the applicants for Poor Law relief, thus relieving the local rates, which otherwise help to maintain them?

Photo of Sir James Macpherson Sir James Macpherson , Ross and Cromarty

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Abertillery (Mr. G. Barker) on the 9th February.