HC Deb 04 May 1948 vol 450 c1075
21. Mr. Willis

asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware of the decision of the Court of Session that a merchant seaman's widow, whose husband died as a result of war service, is entitled to pension; and if he will take steps to give effect to the decision to ensure similarity of treatment throughout the United Kingdom.

Mr. Buchanan

If my hon. Friend is referring to a recent ruling of the Court of Session in the case of Ballantyne, which gave a wider interpretation to war risk injuries than that previously given in the English High Court, I am glad to say that that ruling has since been followed in the High Court. There will, therefore, be no dissimilarity of treatment of cases.

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