§ Mr. C. Wilson
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he can give the number of pensioners, and the amount paid, in the last financial year in each of the following categories: totally disabled, in mental institutions, and other categories?
§ Mr. Ramsbotham
During the last financial year there were approximately 28,000 totally disabled and 411,000 partially disabled pensioners, of whom 5,7501016W were in mental institutions. Pensions were also in payment to about 127,000 widows and 219,000 dependants. The above figures include officers, nurses and men of non-commissioned ranks. The records of my Department do not enable me to give separate figures for the cost of the different categories.