HC Deb 09 March 1880 vol 251 c683

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether there is any fund out of which the widow of Ambrose Shelvey, the policeman who for so long a time did duty at the library door, and who had been nearly forty years in the police service, could obtain any pension or pecuniary gratuity; and, whether the widow would be entitled to any relief from the police fund, to which her husband had been compelled to contribute during the whole term of his service in the police force?


in reply, said, there was no Government fund out of which the widow of Ambrose Shelvey could obtain a pension; but she would be entitled to a sum of £38 out of the Police Fund, and if there were any children, they would have a claim on the orphanage belonging to the force.