HC Deb 31 October 1947 vol 443 c136W
Mr. Hale

asked the Minister of National Insurance whether he is aware that Mrs. Lucy Addyman, of 28, Byron Street, Royton, Oldham, who is 78 years of age, and is still working full time in the cotton industry, and who has been a widow for over fifty years, is being denied a pension on the ground of her absence from this country until 1939; and whether he is prepared to reconsider this case.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

If, as I understand, Mrs. Addyman has now resided in this country for 12 years in all since attaining the age of 50, she has now acquired the necessary residence qualification for a non-contributory old age pension. Her means, however, at present exceed the statutory limit. Should they be reduced sufficiently she should at once make another application.