HC Deb 28 May 1919 vol 116 c1249W

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the hardship suffered by police pensioners who retired from the Police Force prior to September, 1918, owing to the inadequacy of their pensions and the absence of any provision for their widows; and whether, in view of the fact that, owing to the stringency of the Regulations and their low rates of pay whilst they were serving, these men were unable to make any provision for their old age, he will amend their rates of pension so as to bring them more into line with the present-day cost of Jiving?


The great rise in the cost of living must, of course, affect police pensioners as well as others dependent on small incomes, but I regret that I do not see my way to propose legislation for the benefit of this class.