HC Deb 17 February 1920 vol 125 cc708-9
59. Colonel ASHLEY

asked the Pensions Minister whether he will consider the grant to a single disabled man of an allowance for a dependant, if the dependant drew separation allowance while he was serving, on the same principle that a married man is granted an allowance for his wife, in view of the fact that the pension granted to a much disabled man is insufficient to maintain more than one person?

61. Sir R. THOMAS

asked the Pensions Minister whether he is prepared to make grants to the dependants of single disabled soldiers who have now returned home from the Army disabled, who were recognised as dependants during the period of service?


My right hon. Friend is unable to adopt this suggestion. I would remind my hon. and gallant Friend that the purpose and effect of the alternative pension is to place the disabled man in the same position with regard to earnings, and thus with regard to his ability to support a dependant, as he was in before the War.