HC Deb 19 December 1975 vol 902 c843W
Mr. Thompson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) when the war pension for an adult dependent relative was last increased;

(2) when she intends to increase the war pension for an adult dependent relative.

Mr. Alfred Morris

Since the introduction of modern social security arrangements in 1948 war pensions for adult dependent relatives have been regarded as obsolete. It was decided, nevertheless, in 1948 that they should be kept in payment at the rate then current. Since then the rates of these pensions have remained unchanged and I have no proposals for increasing them.

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