§ Mr. Cassells
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that in Scottish police administration in the event of the death of an officer on service the sole pension payable to his widow is £30 per annum; and is he prepared to take steps to have this payment increased or, alternatively, before taking such step to receive a deputation relative to this complaint?
§ Mr. Colville
The pension referred to is the minimum pension payable to a widow of a police officer and is in many cases supplemented by considerable amounts. The question of increasing this minimum is under consideration. Any alteration of rates of pensions would, however, require legislation.