HC Deb 17 June 1930 vol 240 c16
25. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he has made any further examination into the case of the widows and orphans of ex-service officers and men who died as the result of wounds, but who married after their discharge from the Forces; if he is aware that the families of these men receive nothing from the State and the man's pension dies with him; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Mr. F. O. Roberts)

I cannot, I regret, add anything to the reply on the same subject which I gave to the hon. Member for Windsor (Mr. Annesley Somerville) on the 17th April last, and of which I am sending the hon. and gallant Member a copy.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the number of these cases is comparatively few, but that the hardship is very great indeed, and that in some cases widows are being left quite destitute, although their husbands have undoubtedly died as the results of war wounds; and will he not look into the matter again?

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