43. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the Minister of Health if a postman or other civil servant compulsorily insured for widows' or orphans' pension under the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act may continue as a voluntary contributor after his discharge to pension at 60 years of age; and what would be the weekly contribution to secure for his wife an old age pension at 65 or a widow's pension in the event of his death?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, contributions at the normal rate of 1s. 6d. a week would be payable and would provide for widows' and orphans' pensions, but as the insured person would be 60 years old at the date of becoming a voluntary contributor, the qualifications for an old age pension could not be satisfied.
§ 53. Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the Minister of Health whether it is proposed to amend the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act, 1925, in order to include teachers within its benefits?
§ Sir K. WOOD
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given on the 29th March, 1927, to the hon. Member for the Holderness Division.