§ Mr. DAY
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of pensions and allowances which have been awarded to widows and orphans up to and including the latest available date; and particulars of the number of pensions that have been refused under the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
Up to and including 14th March there had been awarded in Scotland under the Contributory Pensions Act, 35,315 pensions to widows, including allowances in respect of 49,494 children, and 3,733 pensions to orphans. The number of applicants who had been refused such pensions at the same date was 8,548, comprising 8,109 widows and 439 orphans.