HC Deb 31 March 1914 vol 60 cc1017-8

asked why there are more pension officers employed now than in the year the Old Age Pensions Act came into operation; how many were employed on a permanent basis in the first instance, and how many temporarily; and how many of each of these classes are now in this employment in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, respectively?


The increase in the number of pension officers employed is due to the increase in the number of pensioners. The answer to the second part of the question is approximately—1,500 officers on a permanent basis and 100 employed temporarily. The figures asked for in the third part of this question are, approximately, as follows:—

On a permanent basis:

England and Wales, of whom it is estimated that 100 are employed in Wales 1,400
Scotland 200
Ireland 300

On a temporary basis, none.