HC Deb 23 February 1965 vol 707 cc91-2W
Mrs. Lena Jeger

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many widowed mothers are receiving less than the normal benefit because of deficiencies in their deceased husband's contributions; and what is the total amount of the loss to these mothers in the last convenient period.

Miss Herbison

It is estimated that some 14,000 widowed mothers are currently receiving a reduced personal rate of widow's allowance or widowed mother's allowance, and that the total reductions are in the region of £400,000 a year; the payments for a widowed mother's children are not reduced on account of contribution deficiencies.

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