HC Deb 09 July 1919 vol 117 cc1793-4
23. Commander KING

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the increased pensions granted in respect of injuries received in previous wars, similar consideration may be given to men who have equally suffered in their country's service by accidental wounds received in times of peace?


The decision of the Government, which my right hon. Friend announced last week, does not include men injured in the performance of naval or military duty in time of peace. My right hon. Friend will, however, be prepared to consider individual cases of hardship and to represent them to the Treasury for such increase of pension as appears to be warranted by the circumstances of the injury and the needs, of the pensioner.