HC Deb 11 May 1925 vol 183 c1466W

asked the Minister of Health what advantage, if any, will accrue to a woman who is an insured person under the Widows', Orphans', and Old Age Contributory Pensions Bill, but who ceases to be insured before reaching the age of 65, over a woman who at no time becomes an insured person?


The insured woman who ceases to he employed before reaching the age of 65 will have the option of becoming a voluntary contributor and thereby qualifying for an old age pension at the age of 65. I may refer my hon Friend to paragraph 5 of the Report by the Government Actuary on the Financial Provisions of the Bill (Cmd. 2406) on the general question of the woman's rate of contribution