asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will re-publish his answer to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr on 30 November, Official Report, c. 37, in respect of widows' benefits, in a similar form to that he used in the answer to the hon. Member for Anglesey (Mr. Best) in respect of unemployment benefits on 19 November, Official Report, c. 224–6.
|May 1979||January 1982|
|Widow aged between 50–59 at widowhood with no dependants||Late husband's earnings at average levels||Late husband's earnings attracting maximum ERA and additional component||Late husband's earnings at average levels||Late husband's earnings attracting maximum additional component||Col. 4 as percentage of Col. 2||Col. 5 as percentage of Col. 3|
|(1)||(2) £||(3) £||(4) £||(5) £||(6) £||(7) £|
|First 26 weeks|
|Earnings related addition||13·29||16·25||nil||nil||—||—|
|After first 26 weeks|
Note: The widow would have no entitlement to supplementary benefit but might be eligible for health with rent and rates from the local authority.