HC Deb 15 June 1961 vol 642 cc67-8W
70. Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that His Worship the Mayor of West Ham, in conjunction with the Stratford Express, has issued a public appeal for the widows of the two police officers recently killed in West Ham; and whether he will contribute to this fund.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I am aware that an appeal fund has been opened for the widows of Inspector Pawsey and Sergeant Hutchins. As my hon. and learned Friend announced on 8th June in reply to a Question from the hon. Member for Greenwich (Mr. Marsh), special pensions are being paid from public funds to the widows of these two officers, and I regret that I am not in a position to supplement these by contributing to the appeal fund.