HC Deb 07 March 1939 vol 344 c1941W
Mr. Stuart Russell

asked the Financial secretary to the Treasury what would be the approximate cost to the State of allowing the wives of old age pensioners to qualify for pension on their sixtieth birthday?

Captain Wallace

The immediate cost of reducing the pension age to 60 in the case of wives of insured old age pensioners would be £4,000,000 per annum, rising to about £4,750,000 in 10 years' time.