§ 115. Mr. Channon
asked the Minister of Pensions whether pensions granted under the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme, both to injured persons or their dependants, are at the same rate as during the war; and whether he will consider increasing these pensions and allowances in accordance with the present high cost of living.
§ Mr. Marquand
These pensions were increased in common with other war pensions in 1946, and the many improvements in the war pensions provisions subsequently made have been applied to pensioners under the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme. The Government's view is that any further increase in the basic rate of war pensions is not justified under present circumstances.