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Contributory Pensions Act

Volume 245: debated on Monday 24 November 1930

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asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the children of a marriage in which the wife subsequently finds it necessary to divorce her husband are not entitled to any financial benefit on the death of their father, whose second wife., however, is in receipt of a widow's pension; and whether he will take steps to enable pensions to be granted to children so placed?

The hon. Member appears to be under a misapprehension, since in the circumstances mentioned allowances would be payable in respect of the children of the first marriage in addition to the widow's pension payable to the second wife.