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Ex-Service Men (Disability Pensions)

Volume 530: debated on Monday 12 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance (1) what increase of pension is granted to an ex-Service man who has lost one eye when the sight of the second eye is completely destroyed as the result of cataract and optic neuritis, respectively;(2) what considerations now influence him in deciding whether an increase of pension can be granted to an ex-Service man in the case of loss of function of a second paired organ, not as a result of military service.

Full information on these matters was given in the statement which I made in reply to the Questions put to me by several hon. Members on 15th February. I cannot usefully add anything to what I said on that occasion.