§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that a pension has been refused to Mrs. Lilley, 154, Ashville Road, Leytonstone, E.11, widow of a late able-bodied seaman, No. 182,744, who died on 16th October, 1922, from pulmonary tuberculosis, on account of the fact that his death occurred more than seven years after the termination of his active service; and whether, as the woman has no means of existence and has three children to keep, he will grant the right of appeal to the pensions appeal tribunal?
In the case referred to it has been ascertained that the man made no claim to pension on account of disablement by war service during his lifetime. In the circumstances of the case the widow, I fear, has no title to pension under the Royal Warrant, and consequently no appeal would lie.