§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he has taken legal opinion as to whether the Government is entitled to deprive a widow of a naval rating of her pension, or any portion of it, under the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act, 1925, in cases where a widow is also entitled to a pension in respect of the death of her husband which was either attributable to or connected with his service in the forces?
§ Sir K. WOOD
I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend is advised that Subsection (1) of Section 24 of the Contributory Pensions Act, 1925, gives the necessary authority.