HC Deb 23 January 1918 vol 101 c1004W

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the fact that police authorities have no power to award pensions or make grants to the dependants of unmarried policemen killed on duty, even when death is the result of war conditions such as air raids; and whether he will consider the possibility of amending the law in this respect?


Police authorities have power to make grants to the widows and children of constables who are killed, but not to other dependants, and I do not see my way to propose legislation on the subject; but I would refer the hon. Member to the statement made in this House on 28th June last by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Dependants of police constables not otherwise provided for are eligible for grants under the scheme then referred to in the same way as the dependants of other victims of air raids.