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Widowed People

Volume 475: debated on Friday 9 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many widowers alive today had spouses who died before 1972. (203901)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 9 May 2008:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many widowers alive today had spouses who died before 1972. (203901).

The information you requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.