HC Deb 15 December 1938 vol 342 c2162
38. Mr. G. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider introducing legislation to provide that after a man has been a member of the National Health Insurance for 25 years and has attained the age of 65, he will grant the man's wife, if she is 60 years of age, the 10s. pension also?

Mr. Elliot

This particular proposal will receive careful consideration when any legislation on the subject is possible.

Mr. Griffiths

Does the Minister not think that this matter wants attention, seeing that there are thousands of women whose husbands have been contributing to National Health Insurance for 25 years and who because they are five years younger than their husbands, will never come in for the pension of their husbands?

Mr. Elliot

I have said that the matter will receive attention.