HC Deb 27 November 1922 vol 159 c286
61. Mr. C. WHITE

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will assure the House that pensions to widows, children, totally disabled men, and others granted under the Royal Warrant of 1919, and subsequent Royal Warrants, shall not be reduced during the three years commencing April, 1923?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)

I am glad to inform the hon. Member that the Government have decided that the present rates of flat-rate disablement, widows' and dependants' pensions shall not be revised under Article 24A of the Royal Warrant on account of the fall in the cost of living for a further period of three years from the 1st April, 1923.


Does the right hon. Gentleman not know that widowed mothers are at present in receipt of intimation that their pensions are to be reduced from 10s. to 5s. a week? How does that square with the information which he has just given to the House?


My statement is absolutely accurate. If the hon. Member refers to the Royal Warrant he will see that that is so.


The facts are not accurate.

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