§ 11. Mr. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what plans he has to improve the financial position of war pensioners and those widowed as a result of wartime action to coincide with the 50th anniversary of VE day. 
§ Mr. Lilley
I recently announced that war widows pension would be restored to war widows who remarried but were subsequently widowed, divorced or legally separated.
§ Mr. Denham
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many war widows are currently in receipt of a war widow's pension; and how many he estimates would be in receipt of such a pension if they had not remarried. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
At 31 March 1995, 48,405 widows were in receipt of a war widows's pension.
We estimate that a further 45,000 widows would still be in receipt of a war widow's pension had they not remarried.