Special Diet Allowance.

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

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Photo of Mr Thomas Kennedy Mr Thomas Kennedy , Kirkcaldy District of Burghs

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asked the Minister of Pensions the average number of disabled men who received special diet or allowance for this purpose during the three months ended 31st March, 1922; the number of such cases during the week ended 22nd July, 1922; and the percentage of such cases in which the disablement was certified as tuberculosis?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

I regret that figures for the precise periods referred to are not available, but during the three months, March, April and May, the average number in receipt of special diet allowances was about 6,700, and in June was about 4,200. Of the former figure, 85 per cent., and of the latter, 95 per cent., were cases of tuberculosis.