§ Mr. T. LEWIS
asked the Minister of Pensions whether his attention has been drawn to the difficulty experienced by soldiers' widows with large families in making both ends meet, owing to the high cost of living; and whether he will consider an increase of pension or special allowances in such proved cases of hardship?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
The rate of pension for widows with children was specially increased in order to meet the higher cost of living, from 13s. 9d. a week, the rate allowed by the Royal Warrant of 1918, to 26s. 8d. a week under the Royal Warrant of 1919 and the allowances for children were also increased.