§ Mr. Pounder
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what plans she has for the reduction of the pension entitlement age for widows from 33W 50 to 45 years, bearing in mind the estimated cost of £10 million which could be involved, and the substantial estimated surplus in the National Insurance Fund.
§ Miss Herbison
I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Members for Uxbridge (Mr. Curran) and for Torrington (Mr. Peter Mills) on 24th May.