§ Mr. E. BROWN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the average monthly rate of increase in the number of widows drawing pensions in Scotland; and the total number in receipt of pensions on 30th June, 1929?1328W
Mr. W. ADAMSON
During the past 12 months the average increase in the number of women to whom widows' pensions are in payment under the Contributory Pensions Act in Scotland has been approximately 400 per month. As regards the second part of the question, the number is 28,511.
As regards the first part of the question, the number of women in Scotland whose widows' pensions had ceased, as at the 27th June last, in the circumstances mentioned was 4,914. I regret that the information desired in the second part is not available.