HC Deb 16 November 1948 vol 458 c27W
84. Lord Willoughby de Eresby

asked the Minister of Pensions the average age of all 1914–18 war disability pensioners; the death rate amongst them during the past five years; and the comparative death rate amongst the general male population of the same age groups.

Mr. Marquand

The average age of 1914–18 war disablement pensioners is now 59. The death rate in the five years 1943–47 was 24.7 per thousand pensioners. For the same five years the average male death rate for England and Wales in the age group 45–74 was 23.5 per thousand males.