HC Deb 08 May 1924 vol 173 c605
7. Captain RAMAGE

asked the Minister of Pensions if he is prepared to make any change in the administration of dependants' pensions so as to remove the existing inequality of treatment in the case of widows who were living with their husbands and widows who were separated from their husbands at the time of their husbands' death?


It is a principle of the Pension Warrants that the liability of the State consequent on the death of an ex-service man is determined by reference to the liability in respect of his wife which rested upon or was recognised by the husband at the time of his death. I have seen no ground on which this principle calls for reconsideration, but I shall be happy to consider any particular case the hon. Member may wish to bring to my notice.

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