HC Deb 24 May 1928 vol 217 c2042
2. Mr. KELLY

asked the Minister of Pensions the number of cases where ex-service men have had hospital treatment during the first three months of 1928; and in how many of these cases was treatment allowance paid to the families of these men?


The number of ex-service men who were receiving hospital treatment at any time during the first quarter of 1928 was 11,400, exclusive of men in mental hospitals. Allowances would have been paid to families of patients in all eligible cases, which would be, in fact, the large majority of them. I have no information as to the precise number.


May I ask if any instructions have been sent out to the various areas indicating that there must be a tightening up in regard to the payment of these treatment allowances?


No, Sir, I contradicted that statement in the House yesterday.