HC Deb 23 March 1971 vol 814 c89W
Mr. Hall-Davis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proportion of average earnings in manufacturing industry a widow's pension represents, respectively, for a widow with no children, one child, three children, and five children, widowed at age 40 and age 50 years.

Mr. Dean

The information requested is as follows:

Weekly benefit payable at standard rate Benefit as percentage of gross average earnings {October, 1970) in manufacturing industries
Woman widowed at 40 with no children £1.50* 5.2
Woman widowed at 50 with no children £5.00 17.3
Widow with one child† £7.45 25.8
Widow with three children† £10.45 36.1
Widow with five children† £13.35 46.2
* Applicable from 5th April, 1971 only.
† Widow's age is not a condition of entitlement for widowed mother's allowance.