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Personal Injuries (Civilian) Scheme

Volume 388: debated on Thursday 22 April 1943

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asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will reconsider his decision not to grant a pension to Mrs. Whitehouse, 12, Daisy Street, Cardiff, in respect of the loss of her son by enemy action; and whether he is considering an amendment of the Personal Injuries (Civilian) Scheme so as to bring cases of this kind within its scope?

As a result of the further consideration which I promised in my reply to the hon. Member's previous Question regarding this case on 23rd June, 1942, I should now be able to award a pension to Mrs. Whitehouse if she were in need, notwithstanding that the dead son had not been contributing to her support. Mrs. Whitehouse has been advised that she may renew her application at any time in the event of a worsening in her financial position.