HC Deb 29 June 1944 vol 401 cc781-2
26. Mr. Edgar Granville

asked the Minister of Pensions of he is aware that Mrs. Clark, The Priory, Stradbroke, Suffolk, whose husband was killed by an aeroplane crash in November, 1943, is still without a pension; and what steps he proposes to grant this in the near future.

The Minister of Pensions (Sir Walter Womersley)

Two days after the death of her husband, Mrs. Clarke received the first payment of the special temporary allowance of 50s. a week which is paid for ten weeks to the widow of a gainfully occupied civilian who dies as the result of a war injury. Before the end of the ten weeks Mrs. Clarke was sent a pension order book for 26s. 8d, now 32s. 6d. weekly, to take effect from 20th January. She has declined to draw this pension.

Mr. Granville

1s 32s. 6d. the maximum pension that this widow is to receive for the loss of her husband through the crashing of an American aircraft?

Sir W. Womersley

It is the amount sanctioned by the House.

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