asked the Minister of Pensions the number of claims for dis- 613W ability pensions made subsequent to 31st August, 1928; whether any or all of these claims were considered; the number of pensions granted; and the number of cases in which the pension included allowances for wives and children?
§ Major TRYON
The date referred to having been the latest day by which a statutory claim under Ministry Warrants could be made, affected a very small number of cases and the few, if any, represented subsequently which may have been found to merit special consideration would have been, and are being, dealt with under the arrangements for dealing with exceptional cases, referred to in the answer given to the hon. Member on a similar question on 12th June last. I have no separate record of the number of such cases for the period referred to, but I may say that during the past 12 months grants have been made under special sanction in about 100 cases.
asked the Minister of Pensions what is the total number of pensions, under the Dispensing Warrant of 1884, granted to officers and other ranks, respectively, suffering from disabilities due to service in the Great War; and whether ho will furnish a return showing particulars of all pensions granted under special sanction, i.e., the numbers in each category and the average assessment of the degree of disablement?
§ Major TRYON
A return to Parliament is made annually of all grants made under the instrument referred to. It would, I fear, be impracticable, without very prolonged research, to analyse the material of these returns for the past 14 years in order to extract the information desired.