HC Deb 16 June 1952 vol 502 cc67-8W
Mr. Hale

asked the Minister of National Insurance whether he is aware that the wife under 60 years of age of a husband who continues to work after retirement age, cannot, under the present regulations, be credited with the increments resulting therefrom even after she has obtained the retirement age; and what steps he proposes to take to deal with this anomaly.

Mr. Turton

This position arises because the purpose of increments is to provide compensation for temporary loss of pension owing to delayed retirement. As a woman cannot qualify for retirement pension before the age of 60 there is no anomaly.