§ 34. Miss PICTON-TURBERVILL
asked the Minister of Pensions whether, in view of the public demand for an extension of the Royal Warrants to cover the dependants of those men who die of war injuries received prior to marriage, and the hardship now inflicted on the widows and children of the men who die as a result of war injuries, he will consider introducing the necessary measure?
I am not aware of any public demand in this matter. In any event I am unable to adopt the course suggested for the reasons stated in the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Windsor (Mr. A. Somerville) on the 17th April last, of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy.
§ Miss PICTON-TURBERVILL
Is the Minister of Pensions aware that in the United States, in Germany, in Belgium and in France this grant is provided for widows of officers and men of the ranks?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
Has the right hon. Gentleman's attention been called to the pledges of the Labour Government at the last election?
§ Mr. STEPHEN
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider setting up a Commission to inquire into the grievances of these people?