HC Deb 26 October 1932 vol 269 cc980-1

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will inform the House of the number of physically or mentally defective war orphans over the age of 21 who are still receiving allowances from the Ministry of Pensions?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)

The number of these cases in receipt of allowances at the end of September last was 87.


asked the Minister of Pensions the number of applications for pensions that have been received outside the seven-years' time limit; the number of applications that have been admitted; the number that are still under consideration; and the number which have been refused?


I regret that the information asked for in the first and last parts of the question is not available. The total number of late applications which have at any time been accepted for award of pension in respect of disablement was, up to the 30th September last, 1,830. In addition, in 818 cases grants of allowance or gratuity had been made, and in 659 cases medical treatment only was found to be necessary. The number of cases in hand at the end of September was about 600.