§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many widows have had their benefits withdrawn on grounds of cohabitation since 1 January; and how many of these have registered appeals.
§ Mr. Rossi
In the period 1 January 1982 to 30 September 1982, 953 decisions were given withdrawing widow's benefit on grounds that the widow was living with a man as his wife. It is not possible to identify how many of the widows affected by those decisions registered appeals, but in the same period 95 appeals to local tribunals and 11 appeals to the social security commissioners were received.