§ Mr. SITCH
asked the Minister of Pensions what is the number of supplementary allowances issued under the Regulations of the Special Grants Committee to officers and other ranks, respectively, who have served in the Navy, Army, or Air Force; and on what basis are these supplementations of pension issued?
§ Major TRYON
The only allowances by way of supplement to pension provided by the Regulations of the Special Grants Committee arc the discretionary allowances in respect of the wives and, children of disabled officers. The approximate number of these allowances at present in issue is 1,950. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the Officers' Regulations and would refer him to Regulation 1 under which these allowances are granted. In the case of other ranks, similar allowances are provided for by Articles 1A and 2 of the Royal Warrant by way of flat-rate addition to pension, the number at present in issue being some 450,000.52W