HC Deb 10 January 1995 vol 252 cc56-7W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will make a statement on the future uprating of the £1,000 widow's payment.

Mr. Arbuthnot

The level of the lump sum widow's payment has remained at £1,000 since its introduction in 1988. We have no plans to increase it.

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