Mother's Pension (MRS. J. Machin).

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 18th May 1922.

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Photo of Mr Charles White Mr Charles White , Derbyshire Western


asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will reconsider the case of Mrs. Jane Machin, of Starkholmes, Matlock, whose son, Leading-seaman Ivor Machin, No. 182,420, H.M.S. "Defence," was killed at the Battle of Jutland, and in respect of whom she has been receiving a pension, including bonus, of 4s. 2d. a week, which is now discontinued; whether he is aware that Mrs. Machin is a widow 72 years of age; that all her sons fought in the War; and that her only income is her old age pension and a small amount, never exceeding 5s. weekly, from her only unmarried son, who lives away from home; and whether he will immediately restore this small pension and thus render unnecessary any application for Poor Law relief?

Photo of Sir James Macpherson Sir James Macpherson , Ross and Cromarty

I am personally inquiring into the facts of this case, and will communicate with my hon. Friend at an early date.