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Pensioners (Payments)

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 November 1950

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asked the Minister of National Insurance if she will give the comparable figures of insurance paid to non-contributory and old age pensioners for the years 1935 to 1939 and 1945 to 1949.

Particulars of payments by way of contributory and non-contributory old age pensions and of retirement pensions are not available in respect of calendar years. The figures for the financial years 1935–36 to 1939–40, inclusive, and 1945–46 to 1949–50, inclusive, are as follows:

Year ended 31st MarchAmount
£000
193662,606
193764,244
193866,577
193969,541
194070,832
£333,800
194693,919
1947154,529
1948224,194
1949258,133
1950(approx.) 275,000
£1,005,775