§ 129. Mr. Simmons
asked the Minister of Pensions the number of 1914–18 ex-Service men pensioned for the loss of one or more limbs at the present time; the number who have died during each of the past five years and the mortality rate per 1,000; and how these rates compare with those of the male population in the same age groups.
The number of ex-Service men of the 1914 war pensioned for the loss of one or more limbs at the present time is 24,230. The numbers who have died during the past five years are as follows:
1947, 665; 1948, 585; 1949, 650; 1950, 683; 1951, 758. These figures produce a crude mortality rate per thousand for each year as follows:
1947, 24.0; 1948, 21.6; 1949, 24.6; 1950, 26.7; 1951, 30.6.
I regret that the Ministry's records do not enable me to answer the last part of the Question without considerable research.
§ 130. Mr. Simmons
asked the Minister of Pensions how many original single leg amputees of the 1914–18 war have subsequently suffered a further leg amputation; and how many have suffered extra disability through trouble with their sound leg.
I regret that information in this form is not available. To obtain it would necessitate a considerable expenditure of time and labour.