HC Deb 11 April 1946 vol 421 c2081
40. Lieut.-Colonel Byers

asked the Minister of Pensions how many limbless persons are now receiving pensions; and how many have applied, so far, for the new clothing allowance.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

The numbers are, some 37,00o and 14,000 respectively.

Lieut.-Colonel Byers

Is the Minister satisfied that the existence of this grant is adequately known throughout the country?

Mr. Paling

It has been fairly well advertised, but if there is any way by which it can be made better known, and if some of these people have not applied because they did not know about it, I would be willing to do it.