HC Deb 22 June 1933 vol 279 c942W

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the fact that a number of widows cannot receive pensions owing to the sickness and unemployment of their husbands during the last few years of their lives, he will consider, when drafting the Government Bill dealing with unemployment insurance, the inclusion of these women, who are now outside the Acts and have to fall back upon the Poor Law?


My right hon. Friend will take this point into consideration so far as it is a question of provision for unemployment. Widows' pensions, however, are a matter for my right hon. Friends the Minister of Health and the Secretary of State for Scotland.