HC Deb 02 May 1950 vol 474 cc184-5W
110. Mr. McAdden

asked the Minister of National Insurance what is the reason for deducting the wife's allowance in respect of a husband's disability pension when that husband becomes entitled to an old age contributory pension; and in how many cases such deductions have been made since July, 1948.

Dr. Summerskill

I would refer the hon. Member to the report of the National Insurance Advisory Committee on the National Insurance (Overlapping Benefits) Regulations, 1948, which explains the reasons for the provision I think he has in mind. A copy of the report is available in the Library. I regret that the information asked for in the second part of the Question is not available.