The MARQUESS of TITCHFIELD
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is yet in a position to announce his decision as to the eligibility of officers on the half-pay list for the same benefits in respect of the supply and upkeep of artificial limbs as retired officers?547W
§ Mr. GWYNNE
I am glad to be able to inform the hon. and gallant Member that it has been decided to give to officers on the half-pay list who suffered the loss of limbs during the Great War the same benefits in respect of the renewal and repair of the artificial limbs supplied to them free of charge as to officers on retired pay. Applications for refund of necessary expenses already incurred by officers on half-pay will be considered. Instructions will be issued shortly as to the arrangements for the supply and renewal of limbs in the future and for the submission of claims for refund of expenses.