HC Deb 14 February 1924 vol 169 cc985-6
22. Colonel Sir CHARLES YATE

asked the Minister of Pensions what is the amount now granted for attendant, allowance to officers blinded in the War


The question of constant attendance allowance to blinded officers has recently been reconsidered by my Department in consultation with St. Dunstan's, with the result that no totally blinded officer is now receiving a constant attendance allowance of less than £78 a year. In about 25 per cent. of the cases disabilities additional to blindness exist, and in these cases the maximum allowance of £100 has been granted. In the very few cases in which a rate lower than £78 is being paid the officer has some degree of useful sight.


Will the grant be extended to private soldiers and sailors


If the hon. Member will give me notice of that question, I will furnish the information.