152. Lieut.-Commander Hutchison
asked the Minister of National Insurance if he is aware of the financial hardship caused to widows whose supplementary pensions are reduced when their sons are called up for military service, on account 279W of the anomalous way in which such pensions are computed; and whether he will revise the method of assessment of supplementary pensions in such cases so as to avoid this hardship.
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
For the reasons set out in the reply which I gave 10 the hon. and gallant Member on this subject on 31st October, I cannot accept the suggestion that there is general hardship in these cases. If, however, he will let me have details of any particular case he has in mind I will ask the Assistance Board to look into it.