§ Mr. James Davidson
asked the Minister of Social Security if it is her intention, with reference to Form BW24, that an individual should give a signed certification that in certain circumstances she is not entitled to a widow's supplementary allowance.
§ Miss Herbison
The intention of form BW24 is to find out the late husband's earnings which count for widow's supplementary allowance. If the widow can say with certainty that her late husband did not pay tax under Schedule E (P.A.Y.E.) there can be no entitlement to widow's supplementary allowance and there is no need to trouble her further. If she is not sure about this, or if she knows he did pay tax through P.A.Y.E., further action will be taken by the Ministry to determine entitlement.