§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will give the total number of Navy pre-War pensioners on the rolls to-day and the number receiving the benefits of the Pensions Increase Acts, 1920 to 1924, and comparative figures when the Pensions Increase Acts, 1920 to 1924, came into force?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The total number of pre-War pensioners now on the rolls is approximately 18,500, of whom 6,500 are receiving the benefits of the Pensions (Increase) Acts, 1920 and 1924. The comparative figures at the time these Acts came into force were:—
Pre-War Pensioners. Number who received benefits under the Acts. 1920 … 32,000 12,500 1924 … 27,000 8,500