HC Deb 05 August 1919 vol 119 cc197-8W

asked the Pensions Minister whether he is aware that Mrs. Katherine Gordon, widow of Private Fred Gordon, No. 235261, 1/4th Gordon Highlanders, has not received any pension for the past eight weeks; whether such a stoppage of pension is of frequent occurrence with pensioners; and if he is prepared to take any steps to secure a more regular payment?


A form of life certificate should have been handed to Mrs. Gordon by the postmaster at London Road, Glasgow, on or about 7th May, 1919, for completion and transmission to the Pension Issue Office. In the absence of this form duly completed, payment could not be made to Mrs. Gordon beyond 3rdJune, 1919. The form was forwarded by her to the Pension Issue Office on 4th June, but was only partially competed and had to be returned to her. It was retransmitted by her properly completed on 21st July, and the postmaster was, on 25th July, instructed to pay her the arrears and to resume payment of her pension.