HC Deb 06 April 1939 vol 345 cc3014-5W
Mr. White

asked the Minister of Health when it is intended to restore the cuts in National Health Insurance allowances to unmarried women, widows, and married women?

Mr. Elliot

The experience of the claims for sickness and disablement benefits by insured women since the reduction of the standard rates of benefit by the Act of 1932 has not been such as to enable the previous rates to be restored. A further substantial fall in the claims would be necessary before that step could be taken.