HC Deb 10 March 1938 vol 332 cc2106-7
55. Miss Ward

asked the Minister of Health when he proposes to introduce the amending legislation to provide pensions at 60 for wives of men who have reached the age of 65?

58. Mr. Batey

asked the Minister of Health whether it is now his intention to introduce legislation to amend the Widows', Orphans', and Old Age Pensions Act, 1925, in order to give to the wives of old age pensioners (65 years of age) the 10s. per week pension when they reach 60 years of age?

Sir K. Wood

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

Miss Ward

Can the Minister say whether new legislation is foreshadowed?

Sir K. Wood

I cannot add to my answer.

Mr. Batey

Did not the Minister promise a deputation about two days ago that he would bring in legislation?