War Widows: Compensation

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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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 Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

We recognise the unique commitment that Service families make to our country and remain sympathetic to the circumstances of this group of widows.

I can advise that Ministry of Defence officials continue to consider potential options given the financial and legal considerations faced by the Department. This work is on-going and any recommendations will require the agreement of other Government Departments.

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