§ Mr. George Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what figures would appear in Schedule 18 to the Social Security Bill for men and women aged 22 and 59 years (1) if men and women both retired at age 65 years, men's contributions continued to pay for widow's benefits and women's contributions continued to pay for longer female lives; and (2) if men and women both retired at age 65 years, and widow's benefits and longer female lives were paid for by all contributions, irrespective of sex.
§ Mr. Dean
If the retirement age for women were 65 instead of 60 the rates of pension for each £1 of contributions at ages 22 and 59 would be 0.839 and 0.202 pence per week respectively. If a single scale were to apply to both men and women the rates would lie between these 307W values and the corresponding values for men shown in Schedule 18, the actual rates depending upon the assumptions made in regard to the proportions of the total contributions paid at each age by men and women respectively.