§ Mr. Norman Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will consider making available to widows and single women the equivalent of the married women's disablement allowance.
§ Mr. Newton
If the hon. Member has in mind noncontributory invalidity pension this is already available to widows and single women on a test of their incapacity for work. Married women have to satisfy an additional test of their inability to perform normal household duties.