HC Deb 21 November 1984 vol 68 c200W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the Government's total expenditure on war widows' pensions in the financial year 1983–84; and how the figure compares with that for each of the previous five years.

Mr. Whitney

The total expenditure on pensions, grants and allowances paid to war widows and dependants was £177 million in 1983–84. The corresponding figures for previous years are as follows:

Year £ million
1978–79 117
1979–80 129
1980–81 146
1981–82 166
1982–83 174

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