HC Deb 31 May 1916 vol 82 c2680

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, although injury pensions are granted to soldiers and sailors who have lost a limb, or limbs, in the defence of their country, they are dependent upon charity for the supply of the necessary artificial limbs?


All artificial limbs for sailors and soldiers rendered necessary by injuries received on service are supplied in the first place, and subsequently repairs carried out or replacement when necessary made, at the expense of Admiralty, War Office or Greenwich Hospital Funds. The particular class of limb fitted is decided on by skilled orthopædic surgeons, bearing in mind the man's probable future employment. No sailors or soldiers are dependent on charity for such appliances.