HC Deb 03 February 1964 vol 688 cc107-8W
39. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if he is aware of the disparities in the pensions of limbless ex-Service men in England and Scotland, respectively, and that these disparities inflict hardship on those in Scotland; and if he will take steps to remove these disparities.

Mr. Wood

No. Disablement is assessed by comparing the condition of the man when he is disabled by service with the condition of a normal healthy man of the same age. This basis of assessment is the same wherever he lives.

There do not therefore seem to be any disparities to remove, but I shall be glad to consider any particular case the hon. and learned Member has in mind.