HC Deb 13 May 1943 vol 389 cc774-5
32. Commander Locker-Lampson

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that widows of ex-police officers, some of whom served in the House of Commons, are receiving only us. 6d, per week; and whether he will review these pensions and increase them?

Mr. H. Morrison

The figure to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers, amounting to Lao a year, is that of the ordinary rate of pension granted under the Police Pensions Act to the widows of +he lower ranks of the police service, and I regret that I can hold out no hope of legislation increasing the general rate of pensions already existing.

Commander Looker-Lampson

On the face of it, is it not highly inadequate?

Mr. Morrison

There are other widows who are getting somewhat less.

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