HC Deb 08 March 1923 vol 161 c731W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether, seeing that the majority of assessments for War disabilities are under 50 per cent, and that the action of his Department in raising the minimum qualification for pension under the new Article 17 will exclude a greater number of widows from benefit than is the case under the existing Article 17, he will reconsider it?

Major TRYON:

The modifications of existing Regulations for dealing with the cases of widows of men who die more than seven years after discharge, of which the new Article 17 forms a part, include valuable concessions, and were very carefully considered as a whole, and I do not see my way to alter them further.

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