§ 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.