HC Deb 31 March 1971 vol 814 c1500

Certain war pensions preferential allowances which have not been increased since 1967 will be raised by a third—namely comforts allowance, clothing allowance, and age allowance. Severe disablement occupational allowance, unchanged since its introduction in 1961, will be doubled to £2 and we shall institute an age allowance at 50p a week for elderly war widows between the age of 65 and 70.