§ Mr. Albert Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he proposes to increase the pension of 30s. payable to widows.
§ Mr. Dean
The great majority of these widows will benefit from the age-related pensions of up to £4 13s. a week which the Government are introducing from next April. My right hon. Friend has no proposals to make about those widows who will continue to receive the 30s. pension as a reserved right derived from insurance under the former contributory pensions scheme.