§ Sir F. SYKES
asked the Minister of Pensions whether the pension now being paid to J. H. King, D.C.M., of 159, Gell Street, Sheffield, includes any sum in respect of disability arising from a gunshot wound incurred during the South African War, for which he received disability pension at the rate of 6d. a day, prior to re-assessment of pension under Army Order 325/1919; and, if not, whether, in the opinion of the medical authorities of the Department, disability from this cause no longer exists?
Mr. King was awarded a life pension of 36d. a day in 1914. His service alone entitled him to 30d. a day, but as he had suffered a slight injury he was granted a small increase, making the award up to 36d. a day for service and disability combined. Separate pensions for service and disability respectively were not granted. The composite pension fell to be re-assessed under Army Order 325/1919 and the award of 30d. a day was increased under this Order to 47½. a day. Mr. King is not eligible for any further increase.