§ Mr. Warren
asked the Secretary of State for Defence when pensions for Army pensioners of the First World War were last reviewed; and what proposals he has for reviewing their awards.
§ Mr. Alfred Morris
I have been asked to reply.
All war disablement pensions, including those paid to 39,000 ex-Service men in respect of disablement in the First World War, are increased annually at the same time as social security benefits. The latest review takes effect this month and brings the 100 per cent. rate of disablement pension for a private soldier up to £28.60 a week, to which is added for any such First World War pensioner, an age allowance of £6.20 a week, together with other supplementary allowances including those for constant attendance, exceptionally severe disablement, comforts and clothing, where appropriate.