§ Mr. Duncan
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the total cost of his Department's war widows' pensions currently being paid to post-1973 war widows.
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
Actual expenditure for 1994–95 post-1973 war widows' pensions is not available from the expenditure information currently collected, and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The total estimated net cost of all war widows' pensions in 1994–95 is £361 million.