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Armed Forces (Pensions And Grants)

Volume 390: debated on Thursday 3 June 1943

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asked the Minister of Pensions whether he has considered the representations from the Dumbarton County Council on the pension rights of parents whose sons have lost their lives on service; and what action he proposes to take?

These representations relate to the grant of a flat rate pension to parents in all cases irrespective of means. This matter was raised in the recent Debate on War Pensions, when I explained that I was not prepared to recommend that the proposal should be accepted and further consideration has not led me to change my view.