Permanent Pensions (Disease).

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 19th July 1923.

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Photo of Mr John Muir Mr John Muir , Glasgow Maryhill

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asked the Minister of Pensions what is the number of permanent pensions issued for cases of disease other than tuberculosis; whether he could furnish detailed figures showing the nature of the disability and the approximate number in receipt of pension in respect of each disease; and what is the number of permanent pensions in issue to pensioners suffering from tuberculosis?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

As the figures asked for are more detailed than can suitably be given in an oral answer, I will circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the figures promised:

The final awards of life pension which have been granted up to date for each class of disease are as follows:

Dysentery67
Enteric19
Malaria293
Trench fever34
Rheumatism2,466
Pulmonary tuberculosis623
Tuberculosis, not pulmonary265
Affections of respiratory system4,954
Affections of respiratory system4,954
Organic disease of heart1,577
Functional disease of heart1,070
Nephritis553
Gastric ulcer146
Appendicitis99
Other diseases of alimentary system326
Hernia328
Neurasthenia2,234
Epilepsy333
Tabes darsalis99
Other organic nervous diseases516
Insanity284
Diseases of eye resulting in complete blindness83
Other diseases of eye3,761
Diseases of ear3,743
Debility1,013
Diabetes22
Flat foot195
Frost bite907
Gas poisoning341
Miscellaneous5,078
Diseases of veins761
Diseases of joints1,136
Arterio-sclerosis109
Total33,445