§ 20. Mr. G. Thomas
asked the Minister of Pensions the number of 1914–18 war disabled pensioners now in receipt of alternative pensions.
All those who are not in receipt of the alternative pension are in receipt of the standard pension.
I do not have the number with me, but if the hon. Member puts down a Question I will let him have that information.
§ 21. Mr. G. Thomas
asked the Minister of Pensions for an estimate of the cost of granting to the 1914–18 war disabled pensioners the increase of 15s. per week granted to those in receipt of basic pensions.
I assume that the hon. Member refers to disablement pensioners in receipt of alternative pensions. The estimated cost of applying the basic pension increases to disablement alternative pensions would be about £15,000 a year.