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State Retirement Pensions

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners are continuing to draw entitlement under the National Insurance Act 1925. (139541)

The information requested is not available. The Widows’, Orphans’ and Contributory Old Age Pensions Act 1936 was repealed by the National Insurance Act 1946. However, the 1946 Act provided that pensions in payment under the repealed legislation immediately prior to 5 July 1948, remained in payment as “contributory old age pensions”.

By virtue of the Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1975, those previously entitled to such pensions became entitled to Category A or Category B retirement pensions with effect from 6 April 1975 under the Social Security Act 1975.


The Widows’, Orphans’ and Contributory Pensions Act 1925 and subsequent amending legislation were consolidated by the Widow’, Orphans’ and Contributory Old Age Pensions Act 1936. Entitlement under the 1936 Act was treated as giving entitlement under subsequent National Insurance Acts.