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Epnsions And Grants

Volume 400: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1944

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asked the Minister of Pensions why a pension has not been granted to Mrs. Ball and her two young children living at 46, West Street, Godmanchester, Hunts, in respect of the death in action of the late Sergeant George William Hall on 3rd April, 1944.

Mrs. Hall remains eligible for family allowance from the Regimental Paymaster until 16th July. Pension will be payable from the following day and the rate has been notified to Mrs. Hall. She has been invited to apply for a rent supplement if her rent exceeds eight shillings.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether widows of officers of the Navy, Army and Air Force have had any small additions made to their pensions to meet the extra cost of living as was done in the last war.

The pensions of widows of Navy, Army and Air Force officers, whose death was attributable to service, have already been increased on more than one occasion since the outbreak of the present war in the light of prevailing circumstances. The pensions payable to widows of officers whose death was not attributable to service have been fixed with regard to different considerations from those governing attributable pensions, and provision is being made in the appropriate Services Instruments for increases of these pensions corresponding to the increases authorised by Section 1 of the Pensions (Increase) Act.