HC Deb 15 July 1974 vol 877 c54W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is her estimate of the number of widows in Wales whose husbands died before the wife reached the age of 50 years.

Mr. Robert C. Brown

At the 1971 Census of Population there were 173,020 widows in Wales of whom 8,255 were under the age of 50 years. No information is available about the ages of the remaining 164,765 widows when their husbands died.