§ Mr. Summers
asked the Minister of Pensions what is the practice regarding the payment of disablement pension to men still in hospital; and whether such pension, less maintenance charges, may be claimed in full by the beneficiary.
§ Sir W. Womersley
While a pensioner is undergoing hospital treatment approved by the Ministry for his pensioned disability the standard sum allowed to him for his personal needs is 7s. a week. The balance of his treatment allowance or pension (less a deduction in respect of home savings by reason of his maintenance in the institution) is treated as follows. If he is married the balance at his request is paid to his wife. If he is single and has some person dependent on him it may be paid in whole or in part to that person. Otherwise, in the case of a single man the balance accumulates and is paid to him personally on the satisfactory completion of his course of treatment.