Is my right hon. Friend not aware that the general health and physical disabilities of many hundreds of widows of 40 and upwards make their plight in present circumstances indeed a sorry one, and will he not give further consideration to the matter?
I do not know whether my hon. Friend saw the answer I gave. I said:
This matter is proceeding, and as my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour has stated, it will be considered in the light of the report of Sir William Beveridge in the next Session of Parliament."—[OFFICIAL REPORT, 6th October, 1942; col. 1092, Vol. 107,]