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Old-Age Pensions

Volume 524: debated on Tuesday 9 March 1954

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88.

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance the cost of increasing retirement pensions to £2 10s. for a single person and £5 for a married couple.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Barry (Mr. Gower) on 30th November last.

89.

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance the total number of person drawing old-age pensions at the latest convenient date.

In December, 1953, there were about 4,600,000 retirement, contributory and non-contributory old-age pensioners.