HC Deb 12 March 1940 vol 358 c1023W
Mr. Temple Morris

asked the Minister of Pensions whether, in the case of mothers whose young sons lose their lives before they can claim to be affording support to the family, the assistance which such a son might, had he lived, have given to the family is taken into consideration by his Department when deciding a claim by such a mother for a pension or allowance?

Sir W. Womersley

The fact that a deceased son had been unable to make a contribution to the support of a parent before enlistment would not of itself be a bar to the grant of pension.

Passengers. Railway Servants. Other Persons. Total.
September, 1938 to February, 1939 34 111 25 170
September, 1939 to February, 1940 (Provisional). 64 132 17 213