HC Deb 05 July 1923 vol 166 cc649-50W

asked the Minister of Pensions what is the number of pensioners who are receiving medical treatment; how many of these are in military hospitals; how many are in general hospitals; how many are receiving home treatment; and, of the total number, how many are undergoing treatment which prevents them being employed in any occupation?


There are approximately 76,500 officers and men receiving treatment at the cost of my Department, of whom about 41,600 are prevented by the treatment from following their occupations. Of the total mentioned, 18 are in military hospitals, 3,650 are in general hospitals, and 9,300 are receiving home treatment. These figures do not include men receiving treatment, without allowances, from their panel practitioners, of whom I have no record.