HC Deb 22 March 1923 vol 161 c2784W

asked the Home Secretary whether there are 6,000 ex-service men in lunatic asylums; and whether he will consider the provision of more suitable accommodation and treatment for these men?


On the 1st of January last the number of ex-service men in mental hospitals in England and Wales classed as service patients and paid for by the Ministry of Pensions was 4,532. As regards the second part of the question I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer given on the 20th instant by the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Pensions to the hon. Member for West Bromwich (Mr. F. Roberts).


asked the Minister of Pensions if he is now able to state the precise number of ex-service men he has handed over to the Poor Law authorities. to be treated as paupers in Poor Law or other mental asylums?

Major TRYON:

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave to him on the 15th February, to which I have, as yet, nothing to add as a number of appeals are still awaiting hearing by the Pensions Appeal Tribunal.