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Pensions

Volume 164: debated on Monday 18 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what percentage of pensioner households have been dependent on state pensions and benefits for at least 75 per cent. of their income in each of the last 10 years.

[holding answer 7 December 1989]: The latest information available in the form requested is taken from the 1986 family expenditure survey. Information up to that date is as follows:

YearPer cent
197962
198061
198161

Year

Per cent

198261
198359
198460
198558
198658

Source: Family Expenditure Survey.

Note: A pensioner tax unit is a single pensioner or a married couple where the man is over pension age.