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Palestine Police Force (Dependants' Pension)

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 7 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies in what circumstances dependants, including parents, of British constables killed in Palestine, qualify for pensions.

Under the Palestine Police Ordinance a pension is payable to the widow, and to the children under the age of 18, of a British constable of the Palestine Police Force who dies as a result of injuries received whilst on duty. The widow's pension ceases on remarriage. A pension is payable to the mother of the deceased officer if she was wholly dependent on him for her support. The mother's pension ceases on remarriage if she was a widow at the time of the grant of pension, or on evidence of other adequate means of support. Dependants of these constables will also be eligible for benefit from a special fund which the Palestine Government is arranging to set up and which will be applied for the maintenance or education of dependants of public officers killed as a result of terrorist activities.