§ 21. Dame Irene Ward
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will introduce legislation to extend the widowed mother's allowance to cover boys and girls who have obtained university places but have to wait until they become available.
§ Dame Irene Ward
Would I be right in interpreting that reply to mean that I shall get a satisfactory statement if I wait long enough? Is my right hon. Friend aware that I have been agitating 16 about this for two years? Will he put a date to the time when he will be able to make a statement, in view of the fact that widowed mothers are at a tremendous disadvantage compared with married women and children who have two parents? When can we have a statement?
§ Mr.. Macpherson
I am well aware of my hon. Friend's interest and concern in this matter, but I am afraid that I cannot say when a statement can be made.