§ 40. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is proposing to take action to improve the rate of pension payable to widows of police officers.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
Does that answer mean that the right hon. Gentleman is considering the case of existing widows, and not merely future widows?
§ Mr. Ede
Yes, Sir. I am considering both existing widows and those who will become widows in the future, but I would' point out that the police themselves had the opportunity of having this matter dealt with more generously, and declined to make the small additional contribution that would have been required.