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

My hon. Friend knows very well, because I have told him time and time again, that a pension is an entirely different thing from an emergency grant. A pension in the case of a widow is an annuity so long as she remains a widow—it may be for the rest of her life; and in the case of the children it continues until they are beyond school age. I have to think of all that in fixing the rates.