HC Deb 04 November 1920 vol 134 cc581-2W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will reconsider the ruling whereby the wife of a man who marries after his discharge from the Army, and dies as a result of service in His Majesty's forces, is not considered eligible to receive a pension; and whether he will state the general grounds on which this ruling was adopted?


The principle of the Pensions Warrant is that the State compensates the man and accepts the liabilities he was under at the date of his injury; and, accordingly, widows of deceased men are not admitted to pension if they were married after the man's discharge. I am not prepared to recommend the removal of this restriction from the Warrant?