Sir F. HALL
asked the Minister of Pensions what was the number of men in receipt of wound pensions at 31st December, 1921 on account of having lost one or more limbs or one or both eyes; what was the total annual amount of their pensions; and if he will state what were the corresponding figures at 31st December, 1920?1929W
§ Major BARNSTON
The number of men thus disabled by wounds sustained during the Great War and in receipt of pensions from the Ministry on the 31st December, 1921, was some 37,250; and the number on the 31st December, 1920, was, approximately, the same. My right hon. Friend regrets that he is not in a position to give the annual amount of these pensions without a laborious review of the individual papers.