HC Deb 21 February 1924 vol 169 cc2038-9W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the estimated annual cost of providing widowed mothers with pensions?


As appeared from the Debate yesterday, the cost of a scheme of mothers' pensions depends upon the benefits to be paid and the conditions under which they are to be paid. A figure of £20,000,000 was mentioned as the cost of a limited scheme, and, as I indicated, I saw no reason for thinking that the cost was not of this order of magnitude.