HL Deb 28 July 1921 vol 43 c67

Clause 3, page 3, lines 38 to 40, leave out subsection (3) and insert ("and

(d) where a widow is entitled to a pension under this Act not exceeding fifty pounds a year, and the police authority are satisfied that there are special reasons for the grant of a gratuity in lieu thereof, the police authority may, at their discretion and with her consent, grant her a gratuity accordingly.")

The Commons propose to amend this amendment by leaving out ("not exceeding fifty pounds a year") in line 2 of the amendment.


My Lords, I beg to move that your Lordships agree with the Commons in the Amendment to the Lords Amendment. It is merely to delete the words not exceeding £50 a year," and will make it possible for the police to give a gratuity, instead of a pension, to a widow.

Moved, That this House doth not insist upon the said Amendment and agrees to the Amendment proposed by the Commons.—(The Earl of Onslow.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.