HC Deb 25 November 1920 vol 135 c608

asked the Minister of Pensions how many men in receipt of high disability pensions are still in need of further treatment and training; how many are now undergoing treatment and training in Government institutions; and whether it is proposed to add to the accommodation at present available?


Some 2,000 men have been recommended by medical referees for admission to convalescent centres for concurrent treatment and training. I regret that it is not possible, without considerable inquiry, to state how many of these men are in receipt of high disability pensions, but I am informed that a majority of the men found suitable for concurrent treatment and training do not belong to the category suggested. Arrangements are in progress for providing substantial additions to the existing accommodation, and a first instalment of 300 places will be available early next month.