HC Deb 11 August 1920 vol 133 c413W
Colonel GREIG

asked the Minister of Pensions whether, owing to the hardship caused by Army Council Instruction 326, of 1920, 2 (a), on limbless officers whose stumps are not sufficiently healed for an artificial leg or arm to be fitted in the time therein allowed, he will specially supplement their disability pensions until such limbs are fitted, so that it may amount to as much as their service pay?


When an officer, who has been demobilised, is waiting to be fitted with an artificial limb, and is unable to provide for his own support, he may be granted, from the Ministry, disability retired pay at the maximum rate during the waiting period, and I have no authority to make any larger allowances.