§ 104. Mrs. Braddock
asked the Minister of National Insurance if he is aware that the increase in war pensions, in some cases, is increasing the widows' pension so as to bring the income to over £104 per year, that is, 35s. to 42s. per week; that in these cases exemptions from insurance contributions are being cancelled and the full weekly contribution rate is being required to be paid; and if he will consider raising the exemption limit.
§ Mr. Turton
Certain deductions are made from income when applying the contributions exemption limit, and an increase of income to a total of 42s. a week would not cancel the exemption. If the hon. Member will let me have particulars of any case she has in mind I will have inquiries made.