§ 61 Dr. SHIELS
asked the Minister of Pensions (1) how many disabled pensioners there are in Scotland; and what is the average number for the last three years of disabled or affected men without pension who have attended the Ministry centres for treatment;
(2) how many men in Scotland last year received home treatment with allowances; and what is the total number of hospital beds in Scotland which the Ministry considers adequate;
(3) how many Scottish disabled men are being treated in England; what are the numbers for the respective diseases or conditions; and where are the places of treatment?
As the answer involves a considerable amount of detailed figures, I propose to circulate the reply in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
§ The total number of disabled officers, nurses and men in receipt of pension or other grant from the Ministry in Scotland is approximately 43,000. The average number of patients attending at Ministry clinics in Scotland and in receipt of in-patient treatment in each of the last three years was as follows: