HC Deb 06 March 1922 vol 151 cc848-9
76. Lieut.-Colonel HURST

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware of the hard ships of English-born women who are widows of Belgian soldiers killed in the War, and who, by reason of their English domicile, cannot obtain the recognition of their rights to pension (F.O. reference K 3,095/3,095/204); and whether, not withstanding the Belgian nationality of such widows, he will afford them the services of the British Embassy at Brussels in seeking to enforce their pension claims?


The case referred to by the hon. and gallant Member is the first one of its kind which has been brought to my notice. I gather from the correspondence that the matter is receiving the attention of the competent Belgian authorities.