HC Deb 27 October 1932 vol 269 cc1149-50
50. Mr. GROVES

asked the Minister of Health if he will inquire into the circumstandes attending the refusal of a widow's pension to Mrs. Em. Pagan, 17, Albert Square, Stratford, E., Case No. R.O.A. 35,017, and give the reasons why the appeal was disallowed?


Mrs. Pagan's application for a widow's pension was rejected on the ground that 104 weeks had not elapsed and 104 contributions had not been paid by or in respect of her husband since the date of his entry into insurance. Mrs. Pagan appealed against any decision, but her appeal was disallowed by the referees.


asked the Minister of Health if he will state or estimate how many men and women, respectively, in receipt of contributory old age pensions, are at the same time in receipt of wages for employment?


The number of contributory old age pensioners in insurable employment for one or more weeks during the first half of this year, as indicated by the stamped cards received in my Department, was approximately 260,000 men and 48,000 women.