HC Deb 02 May 1929 vol 227 cc1696-7
13. Mr. HARDIE

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that a widow living in Scotland, and having her children educated in the Isle of Man, has been refused the widow's pension and whether this is according to the instructions of his Department?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)

Residence of children outside Great Britain is not in itself a ground for the refusal of widow's pension. If the hon. Member will furnish me with further particulars of the case to which he refers, I shall have inquiries made.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this case Has been fully stated and has been before the authorities in Edinburgh three times, and that the woman has been told that she cannot get the pension?


If the hon. Member will give me the facts of the case, I will have it investigated.


asked the Minister of Health the number of persons in the city of Birmingham who have benefited by the Widows', Orphans', and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act of 1925 up to the end of the first quarter of 1929?


I regret that I am unable to give the information desired by my hon. Friend, as the records of pensioners are not arranged on a territorial basis.

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