HC Deb 06 December 1922 vol 159 cc1751-2
30. Mr. SHORT

asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, the total number of persons in receipt of old age pensions, the number and respective value of such pensions, and the total expenditure incurred, including administrative expenses?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Baldwin)

The total number of old age pensioners in Great Britain at 31st March last was 858,497, namely, 800,308 at 10s weekly, 23.35S at 8s. weekly, 14,924 at 6s weekly, 796 at 5s. weekly, 11,432 at 4s. weekly, 112 at 3s. weekly, 6,005 at 2s. weekly, and 1,562 at 1s. weekly. The estimated expenditure in 1922–23 is £22,565,000 for cost of pensions, and £860,270 for cost of administration (including expenses of local pensions committees), a total of £23,425,270.


In assessing the pension of ex-Lords High Chancellor, will the right hon. Gentleman take into account any incomes they receive?


That question does not here arise.