HC Deb 15 October 1940 vol 365 cc617-8W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Health whether he will state the position of persons in receipt of old age, widows', and other pensions from the Channel Isles, and who have been evacuated here, but who, by reason of the German occupation, are unable to draw their pensions any longer, since the Post Office authorities seem unable to give any information on the subject?

Mr. H. Morrison

I have been asked to reply. The law of Guernsey—but not of Jersey—provided for the payment of widows' pensions and old age pensions not exceeding 10s. a week under a contributory insurance scheme. (No arrangements had been made by reciprocity with this country.) All those persons who have been evacuated from the Channel Islands are eligible, if in need, for assistance under the war-time scheme for the prevention and relief of distress.