HC Deb 07 April 1921 vol 140 c418

asked the Minister of Pensions if the sum of £46,000 has been saved in pensions and grants to discharged soldiers suffering from heart disease; and what is the nature of the medical discovery by means of which this saving was effected?


I have no knowledge of the figure referred to in the first part of the question. A sum of nearly £4,000,000 a year is at present being paid to men who are pensioned for heart disease. Every effort is being made by the establishment of Cardiological Clinics with improved methods of diagnosis and treatment, to restore the health of men who suffer from this complaint.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this question is based on a statement made in the Press by the hon. Member for Lanark?


I am not aware of that, but if the hon. Member will give me particulars, I shall be happy to look into the matter.

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