HC Deb 10 June 1964 vol 696 c64W
42. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Regular officers' widows and other ranks' widows are receiving pensions: and how many of these pensions have been increased since 10th December, 1963.

Mr. Thorneycroft

The answer is given in the following table of figures:

(1) (2) (3)
Number of widows (including Indian Armed Services) receiving Ordinary Pensions Number of entitled widows bereaved prior to 4th November 1958 Number of widows bereaved prior to 4th November 1958 who have had their pensions re-assessed and receive an increase from 10th December 1963
Officers 11,404 7,157 4,460
Other Ranks 4,152 1,637 1,539