§ 7. Sir ARTHUR SHIRLEY BENN
asked the Pensions Minister if, when granting a disablement pension to a soldier accustomed to clerical work who contracted tuberculosis on active service, the pension is sufficiently high to ensure his not having to continue earning his livelihood by clerical work?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
A disablement pension is granted with reference only to the degree of physical disablement, and without regard to occupation. But if the nature of the disablement is such that it would be dangerous to the man's health if he were to resume his prewar occupation he may be trained for a new one During training he receives allowances equivalent to the highest rate of pension or, if more favourable to him, allowances based on his pre-war earnings. If, when trained, he finds his earning capacity lessened to such an extent that his disablement pension does not provide adequate compensation, he may be eligible for an alternative pension.
§ Sir S. BENN
May I ask if men suffering from tuberculosis are allowed to sit side by side with men who are not suffering from it.