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Pensioners

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the percentage of pensioners in the population of each parliamentary constituency. [107432]

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.