§ The Minister of Pensions and National Insurance (Mr. Osbert Peake)
Provision is made for widows under a number of different schemes and the payment varies widely according to such factors as age and family responsibilities. In the circumstances, I regret that in the absence of more precise details I cannot give the information asked for.
§ Dr. King
Has the attention of the Minister been called to an article in the December issue of the "British Legion Journal," which repeats "Daily Express" figures which suggest that war widows are worse off than widows of civilians? Will he examine the article and, if it is not true, will he deny it?