HC Deb 12 July 1965 vol 716 cc1-2W
26. Mr. Chataway

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether she will seek to make provision to enable a woman who marries abroad to choose on her return to this country whether or not to pay National Insurance contributions.

Mr. Pentland

Such an option already exists so far as the payment of future contributions is concerned. I am afraid it would not be practicable or fair to the general body of contributors to allow married women (whether the marriage took place at home or abroad) an option to pay contributions for a past period when she was not insured.