HC Deb 16 July 1929 vol 230 c260W

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the case of a widow, Mrs. May Sekerson Leigh, 68, Wordsworth Street, Bootle, who is in receipt of only 1s. per week allowance although having three children; and whether ht will inquire into this case?


I have looked into this case and find that Mrs. Leigh was awarded a widow's pension, but the allowance for her children, which would normally have been at the rate of 11s. a week, had to be reduced, in accordance with the provisions of Section 25 of the Contributory Pensions Act, 1925, because compensation had been awarded under the Workmen's Compensation Act. The issue raised by the case is receiving my consideration.