§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if wives of soldiers killed in Northern Ireland receive a war widow's pension; if not, why not; and what other arrangements are made.
§ Mr. Robert C. Brown
Yes. The widow of a soldier killed in[...]Northern Ireland, where the death is due to service, receives a war widow's pension under the Royal Warrants administered by the Department of Health and Social Security. In addition, she receives an attributable pension from the Ministry of Defence under the Forces Pension Scheme and lump-sum payments according to her husband's rank.680W
§ Mr. McCusker
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how much compensation has been paid by his Department for damage caused by border road closures along the Northern Ireland frontier since 1969.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
I have been asked to reply.
Up to 14th May 1976, 314 claims for compensation for damage in Northern Ireland caused by border road closures by the security forces have been settled, for a total of £96,557.92. Fifty-two such claims are at present awaiting settlement.