§ 96. Mr. Collins
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that Mr. W. H. Edwards, the Chief Constable of Cambridge, was killed while on duty, and that his wife has been granted a pension of only £76 10s. per annum; and if he will see what improvement can be brought about in this case and in the general question' of pensions awarded to the dependants of police officers.
§ Mr. Ede:
The pension granted by the police authority is of the maximum amount permitted by the Police Pensions Act, 1921. The general question of police, widows' pensions will fall to be considered as part of the general question of the application to the police service of the Government's National Insurance proposals.