HC Deb 23 July 1908 vol 193 c319
MR. HUNT (Shropshire, Ludlow)

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the Estimate of 194,000 persons in the rural districts of the United Kingdom who will receive old-age pensions on the Pensions Bill becoming operative, what is the estimated total number of such rural pensioners in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, respectively; what is the estimated percentage of such rural pensioners in each country to the total rural and urban population of it; and what is the estimated total number of persons in each country who, when the Pensions Bill becomes operative, will be seventy years of age but not entitled to the benefits of the measure.

(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) I am afraid that the Estimate of 194,000, which, as I informed the hon. Member on the 17th instant, is approximate only, does not admit of analysis in the manner desired with any degree of accuracy.