§ 81. Miss Bacon
asked the Minister of National Insurance if she is aware that her regulations, which prevent a woman who marries over the age of 60 years from receiving a retirement pension in her husband's right until three years after the marriage, results in a man who has reached retirement age, and has recently married a woman over 60 years of age receiving no benefit for his wife, while he would be receiving such benefit had he married a woman under 60 years of age; and if she will introduce amending regulations to remedy this anomaly.
Mr. B. Taylor:
The provisions in question were intended to deal with certain comparatively rare types of case. I am not aware that they are leading to any general difficulties, but if my hon. Friend has any specific case in mind I should be glad to have particulars.