HC Deb 09 November 1961 vol 648 c77W
Mr. W. T. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are now made to compensate Metropolitan Police officers injured or killed in the course of their duties.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Special provision is made under the Police Pensions Regulations for police officers who are disabled as a result of an injury received in the course of duty, and for their widows if they die in consequence of the injury. The widow's pension is payable at a higher rate if the officer's death results from an attack which the police authority regard as intrinsically likely to cause death.