HC Deb 01 April 1926 vol 193 cc2374-5W

asked the Minister of Health whether persons in excepted employment who become voluntary contributors to the Widows', Orphans', and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act before January, 1928, will receive the same benefits as persons not in excepted employment of the same ages who become voluntary contributors?


Both classes of contributors are in general in the same position so far as widows' and orphans' pensions are concerned, but in the case of persons retiring on superannuation allowance from certain excepted employments their rights to old age pensions under or by virtue of the Contributory Pensions Act are governed by the provisions of Section 15 (7) (b) of the Act, as to which I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to questions on this subject on the 11th March.