HC Deb 09 December 1920 vol 135 cc2388-9

asked the Minister of Pensions whether his attention has been called to the case of Mrs. Huntley, widow of Private James Huntley, No. 15893, Northumberland Fusiliers, about which the hon. Member of the Consett Division of Durham wrote to him on 1st November and again on 25th November; whether the above soldier died on 28th July, 1920; whether he had been shot through the head and also gassed during the War, and was in receipt of a disability pension of 56s. a week; whether Mrs. Huntley was subsequently in receipt of a temporary pension of 74s. 2d. a week until 30th October, when she was informed that she was not eligible for a pension; whether she appealed; and, seeing that she and her nine children are in great want, whether he will ex- pedite a decision in her case, and meanwhile order her temporary pension to be again paid, or whether she must apply to the Poor Law?


I am having this case reviewed, and have meanwhile ordered the continuance of payment of her temporary pension.