Armed Forces (Disability Pensions)

Oral Answers to Questions — African Colonies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th October 1944.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West 12:00 am, 11th October 1944

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is now in a position to report on the review by West African Governments of disability pensions paid to members of West African forces.

Photo of Hon. Oliver Stanley Hon. Oliver Stanley , Westmorland

Yes, Sir. This matter has been carefully considered by the West African Governments. The increase of 50 per cent., which has hitherto been payable under the provisions of local legislation in special circumstances, is to be paid in all cases. The awards are now considered adequate.