HC Deb 17 March 1925 vol 181 cc2049-50

asked the Secretary of State for War what are the rates paid to soldiers disabled in the recent disorders in the Sudan; what are the allowances to widows and parents of soldiers killed; and why these rates and allowances arc less than those in similar casualties in the Great War?


As the reply to this question involves a large number of figures, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the comparative figures show that they are greater or smaller?


They are smaller. The answer gives the comparative figures.

Following is the reply:

The rates of pension payable in respect of casualties arising out of the disorders in the Sudan are those which were fixed by His Majesty's Government after the War for future general application in the Navy, Army and Air Force. The rates for soldiers invalided range from 6s. 6d. to 32s. 6d. a week, according to the degree of disablement, with additions for service and rank; for widows they range from 10s. 6d. to 20s. according to age and other circumstances, with additions for rank and 5s. a week for each child under 16; for parents, the rates are from 7s. 6d. to 12s. 6d. a week according to age, degree of dependance, etc.