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State Retirement Pensions: Males

Volume 463: debated on Monday 1 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate how many men aged (a) 65, (b) 66, (c) 67, (d) 68, (e) 69, (f) 70, (g) 71, (h) 72, (i) 73 and (j) 74 are currently receiving state pensions of 98 per cent. or less of the full rate. (155465)

[holding answer 17 September 2007]: The information is in the following table.

Age

Number of males

65

49,600

66

61,500

67

63,400

68

62,200

69

60,000

70

57,700

71

49,800

72

45,600

73

44,100

74

40,700

Notes:

1. Data are taken from 5 per cent. extract of the Pension Service computer system, therefore figures are subject to a degree of sampling variation. They are also adjusted to be consistent with the overall case load from the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.

3. Figures are based on 98 per cent. or less of the full rate of state pension as at September 2006 which was £84.25 per week and exclude cases with no basic state pension in payment.

4. Figures include cases residing abroad where the rate of pension would be frozen and not uprated each year.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate.