HC Deb 07 March 1955 vol 538 c3W
60. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will authorise an increase in the maximum rate of pensions given to the parents of ex-Service men in view of the fact that parents' pensions are based on need and such need has become greater during the last few years.

Mr. Peake

No. The governing factor is what the deceased might have been expected to contribute to his parents' support had he survived, and I think that the present arrangements enable justice to be done in individual cases.