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Separated Wives

Volume 774: debated on Monday 25 November 1968

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will prepare and publish a leaflet to assist separated wives similar to that published for divorced wives.

A wife who is separated from her husband retains all the rights of a married woman for national insurance purposes and the advice about the insurance position of a married woman which is already provided in our leaflet NI.1 therefore applies to her as to any other married woman. There is already a special leaflet—SL.5—about supplementary allowances for women with dependent children and I am sending a copy of this leaflet to my hon. Friend.