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Widows (Pensions)

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many widows had their pensions withdrawn on grounds of cohabitation during each of the past five years for which figures are available.

The number of widows who had their national insurance pensions withdrawn in the last five years on the ground that they were living with a man as his wife was as follows:

1974936
1975981
1976999
19771,167
19781,197