§ Mr. Viggers
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many widows in each category of defence pension entitlement have forfeited their pensions in the last year by reason of remarriage.
§ Mr. Wiggin
Over the last 12 months, 173 widows remarried and had their Service pensions withdrawn. Of these, 29 pensions were awarded because the husband's death was attributable to his service; 7 were special (pre 50) widows pensions; and the remaining 137 were normal forces family pensions.