HC Deb 15 April 1937 vol 322 cc1198-9W
Mr. Sexton

asked the Minister of Health how many single women of 55 years of age and under 65 years of age were insured persons under the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act for the years 1934, 1935 and 1936, respectively?

Sir K. Wood

Actual figures for the specified years are not available but an estimate made in 1935 put the number of insured single women between the ages of 55 and 65 at approximately 175,000.