HC Deb 05 March 1940 vol 358 c221W
Mr. Hepworth

asked the Minister of Health the number of uninsured widows of 60 years of age and over whose husbands, although uninsured at death were at some period contributors to the National Health Insurance Scheme; and whether he will take steps to include such widows in the provisions of the Old Age and Widows' Pensions Bill?

Miss Horsbrugh

I regret that the information asked for by my hon. Friend is not available. The Government's policy on pensions is embodied in the Bill now before the House, and I am afraid that my right hon. Friend cannot at present contemplate a further extension of the pensions scheme on the lines suggested in the Question.