§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE
asked the Minister of Health the cost of granting pensions of 10s. a week to the wives of old age pensioners of 65, the pension for the wives to start at the ages of 50 and 60, respectively?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
Information is not available as to the cost of providing pensions at the age of 50 for the wives of old age pensioners of 65; it has been estimated that the cost of providing old age pensions at the age of 60 for such wives would be £3,000,000 in the first year and would rise to over £4,000,000 per annum at the end of 10 years.