§ Miss WILKINSON
asked the Minister of Health how many single women under 30 years of age and over 30, respectively, are now paying contributions under the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
On the basis of the figures used in the Government Actuary's Report on the Bill, the number of spinsters in Great Britain under the age of 30, in respect of whom 1399W contributions under the Contributory Pensions Act are being paid, is about 2,600,000. The corresponding number of aged 30 and over is approximately 950,000.