HC Deb 05 July 1993 vol 228 c44W
Mr. Barry Field

To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissioners what are the proposed rules relating to the payment of a widow's pension for the husband of an ordained female cleric who dies in an incumbency.

Mr. Alison

Pensions for the widowers of female members of the scheme for those in the ministry—currently deacons, deaconesses and licensed layworkers—were introduced under the Church of England Pensions Measure in 1988. These pensions are calculated in exactly the same way as pensions for widows of male members of the scheme.

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