HC Deb 26 July 1939 vol 230 cc1582-3W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will consider introducing legislation at an early period to secure that on the death of a naval pensioner arrangements could be made to secure the continuance of the pension to the widow and children for a reasonable period?


As the naval pensioner receives his pension quarterly in advance, it is the rule that if the death takes place within two days from the end of the quarter a month's additional pension may be paid to the widow. I regret that I am unable to recommend any extension of existing arrangements.