HC Deb 03 December 1919 vol 122 cc399-400
67. Mr. WILKIE

asked the Pensions Minister if he will state the number of pensions which have been awarded under Article 17 of the Royal Warrant on Pensions; whether there is no provision made for the children of deceased ex-Service men in that article; whether widows and children in Dundee are being forced to seek Poor Law relief because of the inadequate provision made for them; whether strong protests, have been received by the Minister of Pensions from the Dundee Parish Council against widows and children of ex-Service men being thrown on the mercy of the Poor Law instead of being provided for by the Government; and whether, in view of the widespread dissatisfaction which is being expressed at the treatment of the dependants of men who have fought for the country, it is proposed to amend the Royal Warrant on Pensions?


Up to 30th September 318 pensions have been granted under Article 17. These pensions are granted to widows of men who have died after discharge from causes unconnected with their service.