HC Deb 27 July 1982 vol 28 cc502-3W
Mr. Sims

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current pension payable to widows of privates and sergeants who fell (a) in the 1914–18 war, (b) in the 1939–45 war and (c) in the recent Falklands conflict.

Mr. Wiggin

Widows of privates and sergeants killed during the 1914–18 or 1939–45 wars receive war widows pensions from the Department of Health and Social Security which at current rates are £2,005 per annum for privates and £2,010 per annum for sergeants. For details of the pensions payable to the widows of Service men killed in the recent Falklands conflict I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 9 July to the hon. Member for Ogmore (Mr. Powell).—[Vol. 27 c. 216–18.]