HC Deb 24 July 1941 vol 373 cc1047-8
24. Captain Dugdale

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will consider an alteration in the terms of the Royal Warrant of September, 1939, so that pensions may be paid to parents of soldiers deceased in consequence of the present war without an inquiry into their means?

The Minister of Pensions (Sir Walter Womersley)

I have nothing to add to the answer I gave to a similar Question put by the hon. and gallant Member on 26th June.

25. Mr. Ammon

asked the Minister of Pensions whether the dependants of an ambulance driver, killed by enemy action during sick leave, is entitled to pension as would be the case of a member of the recognised military defence forces?

Sir W. Womersley

If the ambulance driver were a gainfully occupied person, death by enemy action during sick leave would entitle his dependants to the benefits of the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme. If the hon. Member has a particular case in mind, I shall be happy to look into it.

Mr. Ammon

What is the position of a man who is injured while employed as a driver?

Sir W. Womersley

If he is gainfully employed and he is injured by enemy action, he comes under the scheme.