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Widow's Pension

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions and National Insurance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1964.

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Photo of Hon. Richard Wood Hon. Richard Wood , Bridlington 12:00 am, 29th June 1964

This matter also has been debated. To increase the 10s. widow's pension would merely widen the gap between widows in exactly similar circumstances, some of whom have reserved rights and others of whom do not. I do not think that this would be the right thing to do.