§ 38. Mr. TOUCHE
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to the case of the widow of an Army Reservist belonging to the Stoke-on-Trent police force, whose husband died from wounds received in action with the Colours, and whose child was born after the father's death; have the police authorities any power to make provision for the child in cases of this kind; is he aware that the chief constable reported that the pension regulations make no mention of an allowance for a posthumous child; is he advised that, if such an allowance is not specifically included, it is excluded; and, if so, will steps be taken to remedy this hardship?
§ Mr. McKENNA
I am making inquiry in the case and will let the hon. Member know the result, but as at present advised I see no reason to think that posthumous children are excluded from the benefits allowed to children of deceased police officers.