HC Deb 14 October 1941 vol 374 cc1257-8W
Colonel A. Evans

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will require all Service Departments to publish in united orders full particulars of war service grants, so that all concerned will be made aware of the Government assistance which is available in all cases of proved hardship?

Mr. Paling

Full particulars of the scheme have already appeared in orders of the Service Departments but my right hon. Friend is now considering, in consultation with those Departments, measures for further wide publicity in connection with war service grants.

Mr. R. J. Taylor

asked the Minister of Pensions whether any steps have been taken to introduce the gratuity on the marriage of war widows similar to that which existed during the last war?

Mr. Paling

The Royal Warrant of 29th June, 1940, provides that the widow of a soldier below the rank of Warrant Officer Class I may on remarriage be granted a gratuity equal to one year's pension. Corresponding provision is made in the War Pensions instruments for the Naval and Air Forces.