HC Deb 19 June 1973 vol 858 c81W
Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total number of women in receipt of war widows' pensions on 1st January 1973; and, of these, how many were also in receipt of National Insurance retirement pensions.

Mr. Dean

98,863 widows were receiving war widows' pensions from my Department on 1st January 1973, of whom it is estimated that 22,000 were also receiving National Insurance retirement pension.