§ 11. Mr. HURD
asked the Minister of Pensions if he will present to the House statistics showing the result of the re-assessment of pensions during the past year, that is to say, the number of pensions made permanent, the number in which pensions have been increased, and the number in which they have been decreased, and to what extent?
§ Major TRYON
During the last year the number of pensions made permanent as the result of reassessment was 13,500. Of the cases reassessed—
The general reduction in average assessment was 4.4 per cent., and is due mainly to improvement in the condition of men suffering from minor disabilities.
76,000 were raised. 441,000 were not altered. 349,000 were lowered.