asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether he will give an assurance that the agricultural industry will be allotted a high proportion of new telephones to be installed during 1952.
I can assure my hon. Friend that the agricultural industry will continue to be given priority in common with public utilities and firms engaged in production and distribution for export or for saving imports.
|"Attributable" Pensions, i.e. for widows of officers whose deaths were due to service||"Ordinary" Pensions awarded to widows, if the relevant conditions are fulfilled, where the husband's death is NOT attributable to service|
|Ranks of Officers*||Widow under 40 years with no dependant||Widow over 40 years with no dependant||Widow with 1 child under 16 years of age|
|Basic pension only|
|Widows who (a) have attained the age of 40 years, or (b) are in receipt of an allowance in respect of a child‡ of the officer, or (c) are incapable of self-support.||Other widows|
|Commissioned Officers (Branch List) R.N. and R.M.||…||…||125||105||35||49||65||16||0|
|(1) There are very few widows under 40 years of age.|
|(2) These rates are based on the amounts shown in the preceding column, plus increases under the Pensions (Increase) Schemes, 1944–47, and are applicable only where the total gross income, including pension and pensions increase, does not exceed £402 a year.|
|(3) These rates include the child's allowance, and Pensions Increase on that allowance, and the widow's pension combined, and are applicable only where the total gross income, including pension etc. and pensions increase, does not exceed £502, a year.|
|* Army ranks only above Lieutenant shown; but the rates apply to corresponding ranks in the R.N. and R.A.F.|
|† There is only one rate of "attributable" pension for widows of officers above the rank of Major (or equivalent).|
|‡ An allowance of £36 a year in respect of each child of the officer under the age of 18 is payable in addition.|