HC Deb 08 July 1926 vol 197 c2230

(for Mr. SMEDLEY CROOKE) asked the Minister of Pensions if he will make a grant to Private Morris Jones, No. 1,375, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 258, Bolton Road, Small Heath, to cover the cost of frequent renewal of trousers, caused by the wear and tear of the artificial limbs supplied by the Ministry after amputation?


I am unable to trace any application of this nature from the man. I may say that the continued improvements in the type of limbs supplied has reduced the extent of wear to clothing to a minimum and that the rate of pension in the case of limbless men has been fixed specially high to cover all ordinary consequences of having to wear an artificial limb. I am, however, having this case investigated to make sure that there is no defect in the limbs supplied that would cause abnormal wear to the man's clothing.