HC Deb 12 March 1936 vol 309 cc2308-9
60. Mr. POTTS

asked the Minister of Health whether the explanatory leaflet, W.P. 4, is still issued to applicants under the provisions of the Widows', Orphans', and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act, 1925; is he aware that no reference was made therein to the fact that widows without children whose husbands died since 4th January, 1926, are entitled to benefit; and will he take steps to so amend and issue the leaflet as to convey such information to applicants?


Leaflet W.P. 4 became obsolete in 1931, and the appropriate leaflet is now W.P. 6B, a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member. There is nothing in this leaflet which suggests that it is a. condition of the award of pensions to this class of widows that there should be a child.