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

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 1st October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Walter Womersley Mr Walter Womersley , Grimsby

Increases in the pensions and allowances of widows and other dependants were made in February last and thus preceded the improvements in Service rates of children's allowances. The fact that these changes did not coincide in date does not justify a further increase in scales which are very favourable in relation to other schemes of compensation for death.