Mr. A. T. DAVIES
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?582W
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
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?