HC Deb 16 November 1976 vol 919 cc492-3W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he has plans to review the general position of widows in relation to welfare benefits.

Mr. Orme

No. Under the new pensions scheme due to come into operation in April 1978, widows' benefits, like retirement pensions, will be earnings-related. If, however, the hon. Gentleman has any particular problem in mind, perhaps he will let me know.