HC Deb 06 February 1945 vol 407 cc1938-9W
Mr. Price

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that certain classes of widows of men killed in the last war receive so-called widow's alternative pensions which are based on the deceased man's pre-1914 earnings, and that these pensions have received no increase since the time they were granted, while other pensions have received increases; and whether he will state the reason for this.

Sir W. Womersley

These special pensions are already higher than the recently improved standard rates and I see no reason or justification for increasing them.