Seven-Years' Limit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons at on 15 June 1931.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Jowett Mr Frederick Jowett , Bradford East


asked the Minister of Pensions, concerning the 1,465 applications made under the over-seven-years limit arrangement recognised for medical treatment or award of compensation in the form of pension or other pecuniary grant, if he will state how many were recognised for medical treatment only; how many were awarded pensions with or without medical treatment; how many were awarded pecuniary grants; the total amount weekly of the pensions awarded; and the total amount of the pecuniary grants awarded?

Photo of Mr Frederick Roberts Mr Frederick Roberts , West Bromwich

In about 950 of the cases referred to, pension, or some addition to an existing pension, was granted at an estimated cost of about £1,000 a week; whilst in about 470 cases other pecuniary grants were made to the estimated total value of about £14,000. The number of cases in which medical treatment only was found necessary was 39.