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Retirement Pensions

Volume 486: debated on Monday 16 April 1951

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asked the Minister of National Insurance whether she will give the numbers in receipt of retirement pension in the following categories: men over 70 years of age, men between 65 and 70 years of age, women over 65 years of age and women between 60 and 65 years of age; and how many men over 70 years of age and women over 65 years of age are in receipt of supplementary pensions from the National Assistance Board.

The numbers are estimated as follows:

(1) Retirement Pensioners
(a) Men
Over 70970,000
Over 652,100,000
(2)Pensioners receiving supplementary allowances from the National Assistance Board
Over 70200,000
Over 65500,000