HC Deb 19 February 1917 vol 90 cc965-6
40. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Comptroller of the Household, as representing the National Health Insurance Commissioners, whether approved societies are paying benefits for sickness to men in receipt of partial disablement pensions; or, if not, what are they doing?

Sir EDWIN CORNWALL (Comptroller of the Household)

Benefits are being paid by approved societies to men in receipt of partial disablement pensions who are incapable of work through sickness. My hon. Friend, I think, knows that the view is taken that the financial burden imposed by the payment of claims arising from war service should not ultimately fall upon approved societies, and arrangements are under consideration for recouping societies in respect of such payments.


Can my hon. Friend say how a man who is incapable of working and partially disabled is not totally disabled?