§ 20. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Minister of Pensions whether any pensioners under the charge of his Department are at present patients in any of the London County Council mental hospitals; if he can state, approximately, what number of patients there are; what arrangements are made for payment; if any part of the men's pensions are deducted towards the cost of hospital maintenance; and if he will state what amount?
§ Major TRYON
There are approximately 800 service patients in the mental hospitals of the London County Council. Payment for the cost of their maintenance and treatment is made by my Department direct to the medical superintendents of the hospitals. During treatment pension is suspended, and the allowances authorised by Article 6 of the Royal Warrant are granted.