Widows' Pensions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 25th July 1922.

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Photo of Captain Charles Loseby Captain Charles Loseby , Bradford East

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asked the Minister of Pensions the greatest sum that the widow of a deceased private soldier may receive under the alternative pensions scheme, and the greatest sum that a widow whose son, her sole support, was killed in the War may receive under any Government scheme?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

The answer to the first part of the question is 66s. 8d., and to the second part 26s. 8d. a week.

Photo of Captain Charles Loseby Captain Charles Loseby , Bradford East

Is the Minister contemplating any action to remove the obvious anomaly disclosed in his answer?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

I am not prepared to say the compensation due to the wife of a professional man who may have been earning a considerable salary is identical with that to a parent who loses a son.