HC Deb 18 February 1926 vol 191 cc2091-2
14. Mr. COUPER

asked the Minister of Pensions how many applications have been received up to date under the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Scheme in the respect- tive Divisions of Glasgow; how many of those applications have been granted; and how many have been in respect of widows and how many in respect of orphans?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)

I regret that the information asked for by my hon. Friend is not available, as the statistics relating to claims under the Act are not analysed on a territorial basis. I can give the figures for the whole of Scotland, but as they involve a tabular statement, I propose to circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The figures are as follow:

Claims received—
Widows before 4th January, 1926. 19,836
Orphans before 4th January,1926. 1,748 21,584
Widows whose husbands died after 4th January, 1926. 398
Orphans whose parents died after 4th January, 1926. 11
Claims awarded—Widows 14,641
Claims awarded—Orphans 1,028
Claims rejected—3,858
Claims withdrawn—179