HC Deb 11 July 1955 vol 543 c138W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what complaints he has received from the British Legion in Scotland uring him to take steps to alter the regulations governing the payment of pensions to widows whose husbands' deaths were due to service in the First World War but who were denied pensions because they did not marry the late pensioner until after he had received his disability and the husband died prior to 3rd September, 1939; the number of widows affected by this; if he is aware that such regulations impose hardship on such widows; and what steps he intends to take to alter the regulations to ensure that hardship is obviated and that justice is done to these widows.

Mr. Peake

I am aware of the views of the British Legion in Scotland, but I would refer the hon. and learned Member to what I said in reply to his Question on 4th July. I regret that there are too many unknown factors to enable me to give an estimate of the number of widows affected.

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