War Widows

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 26th October 2016.

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Photo of David Crausby David Crausby Labour, Bolton North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to restore compensation for war widows who remarried between 1973 and 2005.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

There are currently no plans to restore War Widows Pensions to those who had surrendered it on re-marriage or cohabitation, however, I remain sympathetic to the circumstances of this group of widows and have asked Ministry of Defence officials to continue to consider potential options given the financial and legal considerations we are faced with.

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