§ 69. Sir L. Plummer
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what pension and emoluments will be paid to the widow of Detective Sergeant Raymond Purdy of the Metropolitan Police.
§ 72. Sir J. Lucas
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what special compensation, other than ordinary pension, is given to the widow of a police officer murdered whilst on duty.
§ 91. Mr. Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in the circumstances of the death of her husband, Detective Sergeant Purdy, while discharging his duty, he will consider offering to Mrs. Purdy, of Berry-lands Road, Surbiton, a supplementary pension over and above that which she would normally receive.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
I am sure that hon. Members will wish to take this opportunity of expressing their sympathy to Mrs. Purdy, whose husband was killed while doing his duty, and to her family.
The Police Pensions Regulations provide for the payment of special pensions to the dependants of regular police officers who the as a result of injuries received without their own default in the execution of their duty. Mrs. Purdy has been informed that her total benefit has been assessed at £10 10s. 8d. a week. This sum includes the police pension that will be payable and the Industrial Injuries benefits and family allowances now in payment, and covers awards for two of her children.
§ 70. Sir L. Plummer
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what security of tenure of the house she now occupies, and which is owned by the 149W Metropolitan Police, is enjoyed by the widow of Detective Sergeant Raymond Purdy of the Metropolitan Police.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The widow of a police officer living in a police house has no security of tenure in law, and all police houses are needed for serving officers. It is, however, the practice to deal as sympathetically as possible with such cases, and that will certainly be done in the case of Mrs. Purdy.