HC Deb 10 October 1946 vol 427 cc82-3W
12. Mr. Lever

asked the Minister of Pensions what would be the additional cost of providing pension allowances for wives of ex-Servicemen in respect of disability pensions, irrespective of the date of marriage.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

So far as can be estimated the additional annual cost of providing allowances in respect of their wives for all ex-Servicemen in receipt of disablement pensions would be of the order of half a million pounds, rising to perhaps three quarters of a1 million in 10 to 15 years' time.