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Statistics

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Pensions (1) how many men and women, respectively, receive disability pensions of less than 100 per cent., distinguishing be-

Men in receipt of pensions atWomen in receipt of pensions at
100 per cent.Less than 100 per cent.100 per cent.Less than too per cent.
War, 191422,000334,100120650
War, 193927,100354,5002,0507,650
Total49,100688,6002,1708,300
Of those in receipt of pension at the 100 per cent. rate, approximately 16,800 of the 1914 war and 18,700 of the 1939 war are receiving allowances of some kind in addition to the basic 100 per cent. pension. I regret that similar information regarding the less than 100 per cent. cases could be obtained only by examining individually nearly 700,000 awards in payment, and the expenditure of time and labour would not in my view be justified