Dr. V. DAVIES
asked the Secretary of State for War if pulmonary tuberculosis amongst soldiers is ever regarded by his medical advisers as attributable to the conditions of service; and, if so, are men so classified granted a pension on account of their disability?
asked the Minister of Health the rate of sickness and disablement benefits granted to a man invalided from either of the fighting Services of the Crown for pulmonary tuberculosis under the National Health Insurance Act?
The normal rates of sickness and disablement benefits for men are 15s. and 7s. 6d. a week, respectively. These rates are increased by amounts varying from 1s. to 5s. a week for sickness benefit, and by half these amounts for disablement benefit, in the case of men who are entitled to additional benefits from their approved societies.