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State Pensions

Volume 80: debated on Tuesday 11 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is his latest estimate for expenditure on state pensions in Northern Ireland and the likely recipients in (a) 1991, (b) 1996 and (c) 2001.

The latest estimate of annual expenditure on contributory retirement pensions in Northern Ireland is £351·5 million and the estimated numbers of recipients are as follows:

Numbers

1991211,900
1996211,900
2001212,800