Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces (Pensions and Grants).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 9th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr George Mathers Mr George Mathers , Linlithgowshire

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is now prepared to take steps to obviate the hardship caused by the withdrawal of war service grants after the wives to whom such payments are made become widows through their husbands being killed on service, especially in view of the fact that pensions allowances are usually lower than the payments received apart from the war service grants, thus involving a double reduction?