Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants.

– in the House of Commons at on 31 July 1935.

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Photo of Major Henry Procter Major Henry Procter , Accrington

75.

asked the Minister of Pensions why a pension was refused to Mrs. M. E. Bidwell, 28, Crown Street, Accrington, widow of the late 36,536 Private Bidwell, East Lancashire Regiment, whose death was certified by the coroner as due to chronic nephritis due to war service?

Photo of Mr Robert Hudson Mr Robert Hudson , Southport

The terms of the Royal Pensions Warrants do not allow of the grant of pension to the widow of a man who, as in the case referred to in the question, married after he had been removed from duty for hospital treatment on account of the disease which ultimately caused his death.

Photo of Major Henry Procter Major Henry Procter , Accrington

76.

asked the Minister of Pensions why a widow's pension was refused to Mrs. A. A. Riding, late of 2, Walton Street, Altham, now residing at 24, Waterloo Street, Clayton-le-Moors, whose late husband was a war pensioner, and whose death was certified by the coroner as due to cerebral haemorrhage accelerated by war service; and whether he will review his decision in view of the coroner's verdict?

Photo of Mr Robert Hudson Mr Robert Hudson , Southport

I am having further consideration given to this case, and I will communicate the result to the hon. and gallant Member as soon as possible.