HC Deb 26 February 1948 vol 447 cc2123-4
74. Mr. Driberg

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much pension the widow of P.C. Edgar is entitled to; and if he proposes to make special provision for her.

The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Younger)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to a question by the hon. and gallant Member for Finchley (Captain Crowder) on 23rd February.

Mr. Driberg

I apologise for troubling the House and the Minister with a question that has already been answered, but could my hon. Friend say whether he is satisfied that this sum is adequate quite apart from the very great gallantry of the officer concerned?

Mr. Younger

I do not think that anybody in this House would be prepared to say that sums of this kind are adequate. I would only say that under the Police Pensions Act provision is made by statute for a special scale intended to meet exceptional cases of this kind where injuries were intentionally inflicted.

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