HC Deb 21 May 1973 vol 857 cc21-2W
Mr. Kinsey

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will institute a study of the financial benefits to the nation arising from widows who go to work, with particular relation to (a) revenue from tax, (b) earnings from their contributions to production and (c) the saving of supplementary benefits.

Mr. Nott

While I believe that working widows contribute greatly to the prosperity of the nation, I do not consider that the benefits of such a study would be commensurate with the costs.