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Mother's Pension (Mrs Jane Williams)

Volume 149: debated on Friday 16 December 1921

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asked the Minister of Pensions, respecting his answer on 10th November last, if the Special Grants Committee have considered the case of a widow, Mrs. Jane Williams, 6, Mitre Street, Abertillery, who lost three sons in the late War and is entirely dependent upon the pension of 12s. per week; and, if the committee have not considered this case, will he see that it is dealt with as speedily as possible, in view of the exceptional distress existing at the present time?

The Special Grants Committee have carefully reconsidered this case, but are not prepared to increase the supplementary allowance of 5s. a week, as the total income of the household of three persons was found to be 78s. per week. The pension of 12s. represents the total extent of the applicant's dependence upon her late sons, with an addition in respect of the increased cost of living; and inquiries which have been made into the circumstances of the case do not show that there is exceptional distress in the household.