HC Deb 15 June 1950 vol 476 cc44-5W
Mr. Prescott

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what, as from the conclusion of hostilities to the most recent convenient date, is the total sum paid to native soldiers of the Gold Coast and Nigeria Regiments by way of pension; what is the corresponding figure paid to relatives; and what are the estimated figures respectively for the present financial year.

Mr. J. Griffiths

The total sum paid to African soldiers of the Nigeria Regiment by way of pension from the conclusion of hostilities to 31st March, 1950, was £126,303. The corresponding figure paid to relatives was £114,514. The estimated figures for the present financial year are £36,000 and £9,500 respectively. Exact figures for the Gold Coast Regiment are not available as separate records of payments to European and African soldiers are not kept. The total payments made to all soldiers in respect of pensions, death and service gratuities and medal awards for the period from 1st September, 1946, to 28th February, 1950, was £81,773. The estimated figure for African pensions for the present financial

Urban Districts Applications outstanding 1st January, 1949 Applications outstanding 1st January, 1950 Installations made during 1949 Applications first made more than 12 months ago
Billericay 400 404 193 175
Rayleigh 164 113 122 37
Benfleet 184 187 51 121
Canvey Island 87 95 19 19

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