HC Deb 10 November 1970 vol 806 c91W
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.