§ Mr. DOBBIE
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will state the total number and total cost to date of pensions awarded as a result of the Great War; the number of women in receipt of, and annual cost of, widows' and dependants' pensions; the number of children in receipt of, and annual cost of, orphans' pensions; the number of men in receipt of, and annual cost of, pensions awarded for blindness; and the number of men the in receipt of treatment in institutions and annual cost thereof?
The following are the particulars desired. They relate in every case to the year or period ending the 31st of the current month, and to this limited extent are approximate only. In each case the figures include pensioners of officer as well as men of non-comommissioned rank, and their dependants respectively: