HC Deb 10 July 1919 vol 117 cc2042-3W

asked the Pensions Minister if his attention has been drawn to the case of Mrs. C. Stewart, widow, Balfron, Stirlingshire, whose son joined the Army when an apprentice in 1914 and when he was the chief support of his mother, and was killed; whether he knows she only receives 12s. 6d. per week, though had he been home again his wage might be £3 or £4 per week; and whether he will increase the pension in keeping with the widow's loss?


Pensions to parents cannot be assessed on the basis or estimated prospective dependence, but my right hon. Friend will inquire into the circumstances of this particular case to ascertain whether Mrs. Stewart's need is such that she ought to receive the maximum pension of 15s.