HC Deb 12 July 1955 vol 543 c170W
Mr. Watkins

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many widows in Wales are drawing pensions at the rate of 10s. per week and how many of these are in receipt of National Assistance.

Mr. Peake

About 10,000 widows in Wales are receiving a widow's basic pension or a contributory old-age pension of 10s. a week. The number of such widows receiving National Assistance in Wales is not known, but for Great Britain as a whole the proportion is about 15 per cent.

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