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Retirement Pensions

Volume 130: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many married women are in receipt of category B retirement pensions; and what is the average weekly amount.

Some 1·9 million married women were receiving category B retirement pension in Great Britain

RegionYearTotal
19791980198119821983198419851986
Northern6969
Yorkshire130492622
Trent797310642429133862
East Anglian120120
North West Thames182085671347131,037
North East Thames15441195
South East Thames4848
South West Thames216216
Wessex778025182
Oxford302454
South Western13325924416
West Midlands84173340301898
Mersey3434
Total4,753