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National Service Men

Volume 523: debated on Monday 1 February 1954

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asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if the number of National Service men invalided out of the Forces who claimed pension during each of the years 1950, 1951, 1952 and 1953, respectively, and the comparative figures of those whose claims were granted.

:I am unable to give the information in the precise form asked for in the Question. It is estimated, however, that in 1953 out of some 4,900 National Service men invalided from the Forces about 1,700 were awarded pensions.