HC Deb 18 April 1929 vol 227 c425W

asked the Minister of Health if it is proposed to amend the Widows', Orphans', and Old Age Contributory Pensions Acts, so that the wives of insured men who were 70 on 2nd January, 1928, may receive the old age pension if between the ages of 65 and 70; and if he can state the number of the 45,000 women ineligible for pension owing to the age of their husbands who have qualified for pension on reaching the age of 70 since January, 1928?


The answer to both parts of the question is in the negative.