HC Deb 10 November 1921 vol 148 c571
1. Captain LOSEBY

asked the Minister of Pensions the number of ex-service men at present confined in pauper lunatic asylums; the number of men so confined whose dependants receive treatment allowances; and the amount of such allowances?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Mr. Macpherson)

The number of ex-service men at present receiving treatment in county or borough asylums at the cost of the Ministry is approximately 6,210, and of these some 4,140 have dependants eligible for and in receipt of treatment allowances. The amount of the, allowances is regulated by Articles 6 and 7 of the Royal Warrant.

Captain LOSEBY

Can the right hon. Gentleman explain the very large increase in the number of men in lunatic asylums since January of this year—some 35 per cent. or more?


I do not think that is so. I made reference to that particular point in reply to a question yesterday. I should like to have some further notice of that question.