HC Deb 01 April 1925 vol 182 cc1335-6W

asked the Minister of Pensions if he will investigate the circumstances attending the refusal of pension to Mrs. E. Bullard, 72, Pond Road, West Ham, mother of the late soldier Charles Henry Bullard, No. 51,471, Worcestershire Regiment, on the grounds that need cannot be held to exist owing to the fact that 48s. weekly is admittedly the income of the house; and whether, considering the high cost of living, he will specially consider this case?


Pensions to parents may only be granted under the terms of the Royal Warrant if the parents are wholly or partly incapable of self-support from age or infirmity and in pecuniary need. In the case referred to by the hon. Member the applicant's husband was earning the normal wage of his calling and the wife could not therefore be reasonably regarded as fulfilling the conditions of the Warrant.