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Age Allowance (Women)

Volume 933: debated on Monday 13 June 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the revenue cost in 1977–78, assuming full implementation of the Budget proposals, of granting single women and widows the single age allowance at the age of 60 years or upwards instead of 65 years or upwards: and if he has made any estimate of the reduction in this cost if such a change were confined to women undertaking no form of paid employment or self-employment.