HC Deb 22 October 1973 vol 861 cc429-30W
Mr. Ashley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many widows have been deprived of social security benefits because of cohabitation during each of the last five years.

Mr. Dean

Figures are not available for the period requested. However, it is known that, in 1972, 1,140 widows were disqualified from receiving national insurance benefits because of cohabitation. No