HC Deb 25 July 1960 vol 627 cc88-9W
68. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if he is aware that widows who lose a second husband within three years of remarriage are disallowed pension; and if he will amend the regulations to remove this anomaly.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The position is only as stated by the hon. Member in the first part of his Question where there are no children and where for three years before her remarriage the widow was neither married nor in receipt of one of the full National Insurance widows' benefits. This is not, in my view, an anomaly, and the Answer to the second part of the Question is "No".