§ 34. Mr. Tinker
asked the Minister of Pensions if he will state, to the most recent date available, the number of parents who have lost sons through war service and have not been awarded a pension through their means being above the scale upon which a pension is awarded.
§ Mr. Paling
The number of such cases is approximately 24,000. All the cases can, of course, be reopened at any time if the parents' circumstances alter.
§ Mr. Tom Brown
Is my right Friend aware that the index of public opinion is rising very rapidly against his Department for not granting pensions for these parents?