§ Mr. Kelly
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will state the number of pensions awarded to ex-service men and widows during the last year?
§ Mr. Ramsbotham
During the year ended in December last pension or other monetary compensation was awarded to 177 officers and men on first claims made by them. In a further 323 such cases medical or surgical treatment for a war disability was provided or promised, if and when necessary. Awards of pension to widows numbered 646.