HC Deb 10 June 1898 vol 58 c1297
SIR E. HILL (Bristol, S.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether there is any ground for the allegation that soldiers who have had the misfortune to lose an arm or a leg in the service of the country are allowed to leave hospital without being furnished with an artificial limb; and, if so, whether he will take steps to cause the present regulations to be reconsidered?


Artificial limbs have hitherto been awarded at the discretion of the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital. Lord Lansdowne, however, considers that in all cases of soldiers who have lost a limb in the service of the country an artificial limb should be furnished at the public expense, and a regulation will be issued on the subject.