§ 22. Mrs. Castle
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the directive recently issued by the Inland Revenue permitting employers to provide widowers' pensions on the same basis as widows' pensions in occupational pension schemes applies to the pension scheme for Members of this House.
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
It is for employers or other operators of pension schemes to decide whether to amend their schemes to provide these benefits. Amendment of the parliamentary pensions scheme is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House.