Disablement Pensions

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Pensions – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd July 1952.

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Photo of Mr William Paling Mr William Paling , Dewsbury 12:00 am, 22nd July 1952

asked the Minister of Pensions how many of the 16,170 ex-Service men receiving pensions at the total disablement rate and also the unemployability supplement, were disabled in the first and second world wars, respectively.

Mr. Amory:

Seven thousand seven hundred and twenty and 8,450, respectively.

Photo of Mr William Paling Mr William Paling , Dewsbury

In view of the fact that a large number of the more severely disabled, including paraplegics, have been trained for suitable jobs, can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the majority of them were successful in getting such, jobs and in keeping them?

Mr. Amory:

Speaking very generally, I can tell the hon. Gentleman that we are very pleased at the proportion of these severely disabled men who are at present in jobs, and that we are delighted at the small proportion who have lost them. I only hope that it will go on. We can rejoice in the present position.