HC Deb 13 December 1928 vol 223 cc2349-50W
Viscount SANDON

asked the Minister of Pensions if he will state or give an estimate of the ratio in each post-War year between the number of ex-service men's deaths annually proportionate of the number of them surviving, in comparison with the proportion of the total of all deaths annually to the population of the United Kingdom, in the same age groups as the ex-service men?


So far as I am aware, there is no record of the mortality among ex-service men at large as distinct from the general population. The death rate for the whole body of disabled officers and men is estimated for the current year at about 15 per 1,000. This is probably slightly higher than the death rate among the general male population of similar ages, as would of course be expected from the fact that pensioners are all suffering from disabilities of one kind or another.