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Widows

Volume 894: debated on Thursday 26 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many widowed mothers in receipt of supplementary benefit in November 1974 and at the latest available date were not also in receipt of national insurance widow's benefit.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (a) how many widows were in receipt of widowed mother's allowance in November 1973, November 1974 and at the latest available date; (b) how many of these were also in receipt of supplementary benefit; and if she will express (b) as a percentage of (a).

The information is as follows:

NovemberNovember
19731974
(a) Widows in receipt of widowed mother's allowance131,000130,000
(b) Numbers receiving supplementary benefit21,00015,000
(b) As a percentage of (a)15·811·4
The latest available information relates to November 1974.