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Elderly Persons

Volume 24: debated on Wednesday 26 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people over the age of 60 years have ceased to register at his Department since the long-term supplementary benefit plan came into operation in November 1981.

It has been provisionally estimated that by February about 27,000 men aged 60 and over had been taken off the register, having exercised their choice of opting for the long-term rate of supplementary benefit.