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War Widows (Children's Allowances)

Volume 641: debated on Monday 5 June 1961

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asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance when the allowances for the education of children of war widows were last reviewed; what is the present maximum rate of the allowance; and why the allowance has not been increased to meet the increased costs at schools, including public schools.

Very recently, with the result that the maximum rate was increased from £80 to £120 per annum as from the beginning of April.