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War Widows

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 29 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how much money is paid by his Department each year to the widow of a private soldier killed in the Falklands war.

The widow of a private soldier killed in the Falklands war would, at current rates, receive a pension of £2,709 per annum from my Department under the armed forces occupational pension scheme. A war widow's pension would also be paid by the Department of Health and Social Security.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how much money is paid by his Department each year to the widow of a private soldier killed in the second world war.

The widow of a private soldier killed in the second world war would not receive a pension from my Department under the armed forces occupational pension scheme. A war widow's pension would, however, be paid by the Department of Health and Social Security.