A number of proposals regarding the pension scheme for police widows were made by a Departmental Committee presided over by Lord Snell and have been under consideration, but I cannot, at present, add anything on this topic to the reply which was given to my hon. Friend the Member for Sunderland (Mr. Storey) on 1st October.
Mr. De la Bère:
Does not my hon. Friend realise that the giving of consideration may mean a short time but that in general, with the Government, it means a long time, and does he not realise the necessity for some immediate action being taken in this matter, in view of the hardship which is being imposed on these women?