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Pensioners (Savings)

Volume 126: debated on Monday 1 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list for Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, how many pensioners on supplementary pensions he estimates to have savings of £500 or more.

[holding answer 14 December 1987]: The number of claimants in the United Kingdom in receipt of supplementary pension (that is men aged 65 or over and women aged 60 or over) who have savings in excess of £500 is as follows:

Number
Scotland38,000
England530,000
Wales26,000
Northern Ireland10,000

Source: 1986 Annual Statistical Enquiry (Great Britain).

1986 Annual Statistical Enquiry (Northern Ireland)