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Special Campaign Pensions

Volume 440: debated on Tuesday 22 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that Mr. j Whitham, 14, Saffron Road, Histon, Cambridgeshire, has had his special campaign allowance reduced from 14s. 6d. per week to 2S. 6d. per week and his supplementary pension from 14s. 6d. to 2s. since he has received full pension of 26s., leaving him 8s. worse off as a result of the 26s. pension; and if he will restore the original grant.

It is the intention that existing Special Campaign Pensioners shall, on the increase of their old age pensions, continue to receive so much of their Special Campaign Pension as is necessary to prevent an actual reduction in means. The adjustment in Mr. Whitham's case was intended to have that result but I gather from my hon. Friend's Question that the information on which the adjustment was made may have been incorrect. I am, therefore, arranging for his case to be looked into further.