HC Deb 18 December 1908 vol 198 cc2234-5
MR. B. S. STRAUS (Tower Hamlets, Mile End)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he can give the number of persons entitled to an old-age pension in London, showing how many there are in each of the parliamentary divisions.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) The number of persons entitled to old-age pensions in the administrative county of London has not at present been ascertained, but I may state that up to the 5th instant 40,578 claims had been received by the pension officers in London. The records do not show the claims received in respect of the several parliamentary divisions;; but I can give some particulars as regards the City and Metropolitan boroughs. They are as follows—

Area Number of Claims
City of London 135
Metropolitan Boroughs—
Battersea 1,717
Bermondsey 1,054
Bethnal Green 1,336
Camberwell 2,544
Chelsea 698
Deptford 934
Finsbury 706
Fulham 1,389
Greenwich 2,034
Hackney 2,159
Hammersmith 1,284
Hampstead 575
Holborn 344
Islington 3,063
Kensington 1,480
Lambeth 3,227
Lewisham 1,307
Paddington 1,455
Poplar 2,907
Saint Marylebone 1,162
Saint Pancras 2,202
Shoreditch 1,047
Southwark 1,732
Stoke Newington 528
Wandsworth 2,444
Westminster 1,115
Total 40,578