HC Deb 30 June 1922 vol 155 c2473W

asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware of the case of Mrs. E. Finnerty, of 11, Napier Street, Mountain Ash, South Wales; that this woman lost her husband and son in the late War; that she received a pension of £1 18s. 7d. per week for the loss of husband and son; that the pension has been cut down to 15s. 6d. per week by the pensions officer because this woman gave birth to a child, the father of the child having promised marriage but not keeping his word; and will his Department give this woman some consideration under the circumstances?


The Special Grants Committee, to whom this case was referred for a decision under the provisions of Section 3 of the Naval and Military War Pensions, etc,, Act, 1915, came to the conclusion that the facts called for the forfeiture of the pension granted to this woman in respect of her deceased husband. I understand, however, that the Committee propose to review the case at an early date.