HC Deb 19 November 1945 vol 416 c198W
Mr. Keenan

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will consider the granting of token pensions to parents of those killed on active service, so that their claim for a pension for the loss of a son or daughter would be established when, and if, they became dependent and in need.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

The parent whose claim is rejected on the ground that need does not exist already receives a token in the form of a letter which expressly states that title to a pension in the event of need arising at a later date has been established.