HC Deb 14 December 1922 vol 159 cc3177-8W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will investigate the case of Mrs. E. Davies, 112, William Street, Ystrad, Rhondda; whether he is aware that Mrs. Davies is a widow, aged 59; that her only child, Private F. J. C. Davies, No. 234,661, Royal Air Force, was passed for service in September, 1918, discharged in February, 1919, on a pension of 27s. per week, went to college in October, 1919, and started as a certificated teacher under the Rhondda Education Committee, 1st September, 1921, but had to leave through illness in the afternoon of that day, and died in hospital 25th October, 1921, the death certificate stating chronic nephritis three years; that the mother has declared sole dependency upon this only boy; and that she has been denied a pension on the ground that she is not incapable of earning her living; whether this refusal is to be adhered to in spite of the fact that her doctor has certified that she is suffering from gastritis and neurasthenia; and whether he will take the necessary steps to rectify this treatment of a widowed mother?


I am making inquiries into this case and will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as possible.

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