§ Sir B. FALLE
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the wife of a man who was regularly insured under the National Health Insurance scheme from 1912 and who was in employment until September, 1926, when he reached the age of 70 years, and who, therefore, contributed under the provisions of the 1925 Act, does not receive the old age pension at the age of 65 because her husband has reached the age of 70 years before January, 1928; and whether in view of the fact that the husband has contributed a certain amount of money to the pension fund, these cases can be considered and, where possible, sympathetically dealt with?
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative; as regards the second part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the Prime Minister's answer on the 23rd November in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Elland (Mr. Robinson).