The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1983-1987 Parliament

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on War Widows – 25 November 1985

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on War Widows on 25th November 1985.

Mr. Lofthouse Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has any plans to award the second pension to pre-31 March 1973 war widows to bring them in line with service widows after that date.

Mr. Major No. Pensions under the war pensions scheme administered by the Department are payable on the same basis to all widows irrespective of the date of their husband’s service. The pensions which are payable, in addition. under the occupational pension scheme for the Armed Forces to the widows of men who served since 31 March 1973 are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence.