HC Deb 18 November 1941 vol 376 cc186-7W
Mr. Muff

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that Police-Constable R. Garton, of Hull, lost his life, in circumstances of which he is aware, through enemy action; that the sole survivor is a daughter aged 12; and will he consider allowing the pension contributions of the late officer to be used for the education of the orphan in addition to any small pension he may allow to be paid until the child is 16 years of age?

Mr. H. Morrison

This case was brought to my notice by the police authority for the City of Hull, but, as the police authority has been informed, I am advised that there is no power to pay to the child of a deceased police officer the rateable deductions made from the father's pay, either in addition to or as an alternative to any allowance to which the child may be entitled under the Police Pensions Act, 1921.