§ 41. Sir Frank Sanderson
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider increasing the rate of pensions paid to officers' widows in view of the 1068 fact that the cost of living has considerably increased since this rate was fixed, and that many widows of officers who served their country honourably for many years are now living in very straitened circumstances?
Sir V. Warrenders
My hon. Friend is, I think, under a misapprehension. The rates of officers' widows' pensions were last reviewed in 1920, when the cost of living was considerably higher than it is to-day.