HC Deb 28 June 1920 vol 131 c54W

Sir I. PHILIPPS asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will have inquiries made into the case of Second-Lieutenant T. A. Lloyd, who was severely injured while night flying on 20th November, 1916, and who has been awarded a wound pension of £50 a year; and if he will consider whether, in view of the severe injuries received by this officer, he is entitled to an increased pension?

Mr. CHURCHILL: This officer was injured on 21st November, 1917, and was awarded a wounds pension as stated, renewable from year to year. £50 per annum is the correct rate under the approved scale for an officer of his rank and according to the medical classification of his injuries. He has also received a wounds gratuity of £187 10s. I understand that he has recently been examined by a Medical Appeal Board and has been awarded disability retired pay of 3s. a day by the Ministry of Pensions with effect from 25th May, 1920, to 19th February, 1921, in addition to the wounds pension and gratuity.