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Volume 204: debated on Tuesday 25 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what are the latest estimates of how many pensioners are (a) male, (b) female, (c) single and (d) married, in Great Britain.

In mid-1990 the estimated number, in thousands, of men and women at state pension age and over in Great Britain was:

Not Married:9873,741

Source: OPCS mid-year estimates.