HC Deb 08 May 1935 vol 301 c970W

asked the Minister of Pensions what is the future policy of his Department with regard to the treatment of disabled pensioners; and whether it is intended that the existing hospital organisation will be continued permanently in its present form?


It is the policy of the Ministry of Pensions to continue the existing practice of utilising those hospitals most suited to the interests of ex-service patients for whom the Ministry is responsible. There is no intention of curtailing the special facilities provided by the Ministry except in so far as may prove to be justified by the natural decline in the medical work of the Department.