§ Mr. RENNIE SMITH
asked the Minister of Health how many applications for widows' pensions, orphans, pensions, and old age pensions have been received since the Widows', Orphans', and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act became operative; and how many have been accepted and rejected?
On the latest figures available for England, Scotland and Wales, the position is as follows:1928W
— Widows' Pensions. Orphans' Pensions. Old Age Pensions. Applications 239,924 16,355 188,597 Awards 184,294 12,129* 155,881 Rejections 52,810 4,092 20,055 * Representing 15,060 orphans.