To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the working age population is over 50. 
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Nigel Waterson, dated 28 April 2003:
>As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question concerning the percentage of the working age population who are over 50. (110182)
For the United Kingdom in mid-2001, 24.4 per cent of the working age population (16–64/59 for males and females respectively) are aged 50 and over (50–64/59 for males and females respectively).