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Widows' Pensions Scheme (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 the opportunity given by the recent review of State pensions to reconsider the ban at present imposed on the award of widows' pensions to the widows of officers of the three services who were 25 years or more younger than their husbands, and will relax this rule in favour of widows whose marriages have lasted for 10 years or more.

This rule, together with other features of the Forces' widows' pensions scheme, is under review.