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Pensions And Grants

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 29 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that if the wife of a man who has lost both his feet in the war dies and he remarries, his pension is reduced from 40s, to 32s, per week; and whether he will remove this hardship.

Noreduction is made in the man's personal pension, which is 32s. a week. On the death of his first wife, wife's allowance of 8s. a week ceases to be payable, and it is not reissued on remarriage. As regards the second part of the Question, I cannot.

I am afraid, anticipate the conclusions which may be reached as a result of the general review of war pensions now being made.