HC Deb 12 July 1928 vol 219 c2426

asked the Minister of Pensions whether full pension is paid in every case to a widow if the certificate of death of her husband shows that he died of a disability resulting from his war service or the recognised sequel of such a disability.

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)

The conditions under which full pensions may be granted to widows of pensioners are set out in the relevant articles of the Royal Warrant. The death certificate, while important as evidence, is necessarily not the sole factor in determining whether in fact, and to what extent, death was the direct results of war service.


Can the Minister tell me whether the certificate to which I refer would be taken into account?


The certificate would certainly be regarded as very important evidence.