HC Deb 14 May 1925 vol 183 c2060W

asked the Minister of Health what is the number of widows with children who will be excluded from the new Insurance scheme owing to the fact that their children are all over the age of 14; and what would be the estimated cost of including such widows within the scheme?


I regret that the information available from the Census returns does not enable me to furnish the particulars desired by my hon. Friend.


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether widows in poor circumstances who will receive 10s. per week under the proposed Pensions Bill will, if they should require to enter a Poor Law institution for medical or surgical treatment, be disqualified as pensioners are now disqualified under Section 3 (1) of the Pensions Act of 1919, or whether it is proposed to remove this disqualification from all pensioners?


Clause 21 (3) and the Second Schedule to the Bill make applicable to persons benefiting under it the provisions of Section 3 (1) of the Old Age Pensions Act of 1919, the effect of which is that pension is paid for three months and no nor. In the case of a person receiving medical or surgical treatment in a Poor Law institution.