§ 61. Mr. BAKER
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the anxiety which has been created by the fear that he may propose to make his scheme of pensions for widows with dependent children part of a general insurance scheme; and whether, seeing that pensions are required for widows whose husbands were not covered by the national health and unemployment schemes, he will give an assurance that any proposals to be submitted to the House shall be on a non-contributory basis?
As reference to the statements of my right hon. Friend will show, the investigations of the Government have not yet reached a stage at which I can make any statement in reply to my hon. Friend's question.