HC Deb 14 February 1966 vol 724 c172W
Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many widows are now not in receipt of any pension.

Mr. Pentland

It is estimated that there are about 40,000 widows under age 60 not currently receiving any pension administered by this Department. I regret that information as to the number of older widows without pensions is not available because after pension age, widows are not separately identified in the Ministry's records.