HC Deb 20 December 1954 vol 535 c2413
14. Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many widows, at the latest convenient date, are in receipt of the 10s. pension under the National Insurance Acts; and how much it would cost to restore the pension to the 1946 value.

Mr. Peake

About 165,000 and nearly £2 million. The calculations are based on the Cost-of-Living Index up to 1947 and the Interim Index of Retail Prices thereafter.