HC Deb 05 June 1919 vol 116 c2182

asked the Pensions Minister whether, when a discharged soldier goes into an asylum and his wife is dead, his children do not draw at orphan rates but simply at the ordinary rate of pension for a discharged disabled man's family, the first child receiving 6s. 8d., the next 5s. and so on, plus 20 percent. bonus; and, if so, and in view of the fact that the father is unable to contribute towards the children's support, whether a more adequate scale of payments can be arranged to meet such cases?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Sir Laming Worthington Evans)

I am aware of the fact stated, and I am considering whether in these cases the pensions payable to the children cannot be increased.