HC Deb 24 April 1968 vol 763 c62W
Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the basis under his regulations of the pension entitlement of the widow of a former regular member of the Armed Forces.

Mr. Reynolds

The principal conditions governing entitlement to a forces family pension of a widow of a retired member of the Armed Forces who dies today are that the husband must have been in receipt of a Service pension; that the marriage was contracted before his retirement; and in the case of widows of ranks below W.O.I that the husband gave service reckonable for pension after 31st August, 1950.