HC Deb 25 November 1959 vol 614 cc48-9W
Dr. A. Thompson

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if he will reconsider his refusal to award a war widow's pension to Mrs. Mary Alexander, 55, Blair Drive, Dunfermline, in view of further representations made by the Black Watch Association and the British Legion.

Mr. Vane

My right hon. Friend has been into this case and the evidence has been studied again by our senior doctors. I am afraid, however, that it is not possible to certify that this lady's husband's death had any connection with his war disablement, and it is not therefore possible to award a war widow's pension to her. She is, however, entitled to other provision under our social service system, and I am writing to the hon. Member about this.

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