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Widows' Pensions (Review)

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1952

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence whether he will take steps to amend Article 682, paragraph 2, of the Royal Warrant, 1940, dealing with Army officers' widows' pensions, whereby an officer's widow is debarred from a pension if, at the time of her marriage, the officer concerned was more than 25 years older than his wife, such amendment to be on the basis that the widow would become entitled to a pension if the officer concerned survived the marriage by 10 years.

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply which I gave today to my hon. Friend the Member for Reigate (Mr. Vaughan-Morgan).