HC Deb 29 February 1932 vol 262 cc776-7
54. Mr. McGOVERN

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of persons who were blinded and driven insane as a result of service in the late War, and the numbers who lost either an arm or a leg or both arms or both legs?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)

I have been asked to reply. The approximate numbers of pensioners in the categories mentioned at the end of 1931 were as follow: Cases of total blindness, 975; of mental disorder in mental hospitals, 6,300; and cases of amputation of a leg or arm, or of both arms or both legs, 34,500.

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