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Population Statistics

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people, showing men and women separately, he forecasts will be retiring at normal retirement age in each of the next five years.

The Government do not forecast the number of people who will be retiring in future years; not all men and women give up employment at the minimum pensionable age of 65 for men and 60 for women and awards of retirement pension are made to people who have been receiving another benefit as well as to people who

Decisions on appeals by claimants—1982
RegionAll decisionsFavourable to claimantUnfavourable to claimantNo change
NumberPer cent.NumberPer cent.NumberPer cent.
England and Wales7,8953,0453933344,51757
North Eastern2,290922409341,27556
London North579252447132055
London South3801473934919952
Wales and South Western1,615461282621,12870
North Westem1,5517785052372147

have retired. Estimates are, however, made of the number of men and women who will reach minimum pensionable age and be awarded retirement pension in future years as follows:

Great Britain


Men '000s



* Including married women receiving pension on their husband's contributions