HC Deb 15 December 1989 vol 163 c854W
Mr. Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what he expects his Department's maximum possible expenditure, at 1979 prices, to be on war widows' pensions in the year 1989–90.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

The latest estimate is that 1989–90 expenditure on war widows' pensions will be £193,729,000 (£82,331,204 at 1979 prices). This does not, of course, include any payments made by the Ministry of Defence or the recently announced special payments.