§ 34. Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE
asked the Minister of Health why widows who have been receiving a pension under Sections 18 and 19 of the 1925 Act or Section 10 of the 1929 Act, and who cease to be entitled to a pension under those Sections but are entitled under Section 1 of the 1929 Act, are informed that their 345 pension has ceased, and why they are obliged to fill in a new form although his Department is in possession of all necessary information; and whether he will alter the regulations in this respect?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
I would point out that it is only a minority of the widows in receipt of pensions under Section 18 or 19 of the Act of 1925 who are qualified by age to receive a pension under Section 1 of the Contributory Pensions Act, 1929, immediately on cessation of the first pension. I regret that, as fresh investigations are necessary in the majority of cases, it is not possible to dispense with a fresh application, but notice is given to every widow of the steps necessary in order to establish her new right.
§ Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND - TROYTE
Are not widows told that their pensions will cease, and does not this cause them a great deal of unnecessary alarm?