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Home Contents Insurance

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the President of the Board of Trade what estimate he has as to what proportion of state pensioners in (a) Great Briatin and (b) York have home contents insurance.

The Department does not collect data on the take-up of insurance policies. The latest Family Expenditure Survey indicates that 77ยท3 per cent. of those households in Great Britain whose heads are of pensionable age have household contents insurance. The equivalent figure for Yorkshire and Humberside is 76 per cent. The figure for the city of York cannot be isolated.