HC Deb 19 February 1929 vol 225 c953
49. Mr. W. BENNETT

asked the Minister of Health the number of widows who received pensions under the Act of 1925 on the condition that they had children under 14 years of age; and the number of such widows who have since ceased to receive pensions because their children have reached the statutory period of six months after the age of 14, to the latest date available, in England and Wales and in Scotland, respectively?

Major Sir GEORGE HENNESSY (Treasurer of the Household)

I have been asked to reply. Up to 31st December, 1928, the latest date for which the information is available, 116,584 widows in England and Wales, whose title depended on there being children under the age of 14, had been granted pensions, and of these widows, 25,208 had ceased to be entitled because their children had reached the age of 14½ As regards the position in Scotland, a question should be addressed to the 'Secretary of State, for Scotland.