HC Deb 20 January 1969 vol 776 c15W
Mr. Drayson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what estimate he has made of the increase needed in the weekly National Insurance contribution in order to provide for widows' pensions at 40 years of age.

Mr. Swingler

To reduce the qualifying age for widows' pensions under the present National Insurance Scheme from 50 to 40 would require an increase in the weekly contribution of about 2d. each from employer and employee.