§ 42. Sir CHARLES CAYZER
asked the Minister of Pensions how many ex-service men whose malady is admitted to be 869 attributable to, or aggravated by, war service, are awaiting sanatorium or hospital treatment at the present tune; if thee is any accumulation of such waiting cases; and when his Department expects to be able to deal with them?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of PENSIONS (Lieut.-Colonel Stanley)
The number of ex-Service men awaiting admission to sanatoria or hospitals was, at the end of September last (the latest date for which figures are available), 328. This number is well within the average weekly number of admissions to Ministry hospitals alone, and I am satisfied that there is no accumulation of cases awaiting treatment.