HC Deb 18 February 1975 vol 886 c331W
Mrs. Kellett-Bowman

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what would be the cost of crediting married women with contributions whilst they are at home looking after children, as in paragraph 20 of the White Paper on "Better Pensions".

Mr. O'Malley

Paragraph 20 of the White Paper "Better Pensions" proposes that the pension rights of people who remain at home because of family responsibilities should be protected, even though they do not pay contributions. The exact cost of this cannot be given at present as it depends, in particular, on the outcome of the Government's consultations on phasing out the married women's contribution option.

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