To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the percentage of pensioners in the population of each parliamentary constituency. 
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Sue Doughty, dated 7 April 2003:
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question concerning the percentage of pensioners in each parliamentary constituency, (107432)
The Office for National Statistics does not produce mid-year population estimates on parliamentary constituency boundaries. Results from the 2001 Census have not yet been published at this geographic level.
The smallest area level for which we produce mid-year population estimates is for local authorities. In view of this, I am placing in the House of Commons Library, a table which shows the percentage of people of pensionable age in each local authority in England and Wales.