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Widows (Pensions)

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 17 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many widows in each category of defence pension entitlement have forfeited their pensions in the last year by reason of remarriage.

Over the last 12 months, 173 widows remarried and had their Service pensions withdrawn. Of these, 29 pensions were awarded because the husband's death was attributable to his service; 7 were special (pre 50) widows pensions; and the remaining 137 were normal forces family pensions.