HC Deb 14 November 1955 vol 546 c1W
9 and 10. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance (1) the reason for the deduction of 8s. 6d. per week from the disability pension allowances of ex-Service men in Rookwood Hospital, Cardiff;

(2) the amount of money saved in 1954 by the deduction of 8s. 6d. a week from the allowances and disability pensions of ex-Service men patients at Rookwood Hospital, Cardiff; and how many of these are suffering from disabilities caused in the First World War.

Mr. Peake

No such deduction is made from disability pensions or treatment allowances. Additional payments of sickness benefit or its equivalent would, however, be subject to the usual deductions on account of maintenance.

There is no readily available information of the total amount involved in such deductions at Rookwood in 1954, nor of the number of First World War pensioners affected by them.