HC Deb 17 November 1958 vol 595 c815
7. Mr. E. Johnson

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance the number of war disability pensions in payment in respect of both world wars, and the number of pensioners from each war who receive one or more of the supplementary allowances for unemployability, constant attendance, and comforts.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

As the reply contains a number of figures, I will with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

At 30th June, 1958
1914 War 1939 War and since
Disablement pensions in payment 230,950 338,900
*Pensioners receiving two or more of the allowances for unemploymbility, constant attendance and comforts 10,109 10,229
*No pensioner is receiving only one of the allowances in question: receipt of either the constant attendance allowance or the unemployability allowance automatically qualifies a war pensioner for a comforts allowance.