HC Deb 15 February 1966 vol 724 c230W
Mr. Dean

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what would be the annual cost of providing a pension of 30s. a week through the National Insurance Scheme to those widows who at present are unable to qualify for widow's pension.

Mr. Pentland

The annual cost to the National Insurance Fund of providing such a pension to widows under pension age would be about £3 million. For the reasons given in the Answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Inverness (Mr. Russell Johnston) on 14th February, it is not possible to state a figure for widows over pension age.

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