HC Deb 19 March 1923 vol 161 c2120W

asked the Minister of Pensions the number of need pensions to dependants of men who lost their lives through the War which have been reviewed during the period 1st February, 1922, to 1st February, 1923; and how many have been increased, decreased, or cancelled, and the amount of money involved in each change, respectively?

Captain CRAIG:

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Nelson and Colne (Mr. A. Greenwood) on the 5th instant, of which I am sending him a copy.


asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Mrs. E. Pawley, of Holt Road, Fakenham, a widow, who lost her two sons in the War, has been refused the grant of a need pension; and whether, having regard to the fact that her pension is only 8s. a week, part of which is bonus, and that she is unable to supplement this sum by more than 4s. a week in earnings, and that dependent on her is a cripple over 80 years of age and a girl of 13 still attending school, he will allow the grant of a need pension in this necessitous case?

Major TRYON:

The statements in the latter part of the question do not agree with the information in my possession. I am, however, looking into the case further and will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as possible.