HC Deb 12 April 1948 vol 449 cc47-8W
Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Pensions, in connection with the N.C.O.s and other ranks who were 100 per cent. disabled at 31st March, 1948, how many of these men received hardship allowance, unemployability allowance, constant attendance allowance, education allowance and clothing allowance, respectively, as at 31st March, 1948; and what was the annual cost of each of these allowances.

Mr. Buchanan

I regret that figures for 3rst March, 1948, are not yet available. The provision for special hardship allowance applies only to partially disabled pensioners, and awards of education allowances to the children of disabled men are not classified according to the degree of disablement of their fathers. Of the 45,940 N.C.O.s and other ranks in receipt of 100 per cent. pension at 31st December, 1947, the approximate numbers receiving the other allowances mentioned in the Question, and the annual cost, were as follows:

Number. Annual Cost.
Unemployability Allowance. 5,800 £310,000
Constant Attendance Allowance. 4,100 £240,000
Clothing Allowance 1.740 £8,700