HC Deb 22 July 1925 vol 186 c2209

asked the Minister of Pensions the number of parents' pre-War dependence pensions and parents' flat-rate pensions that are subject to transfer to the surviving parent and the number of parents receiving a pension, apart from need pensions, owing to the loss of a son through war service, who are over 40 years, 50 years and 60 years of age, respectively?

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

I regret that the records of the Ministry do not enable me to distinguish the number of cases in which pensions of either of the two classes referred to are in issue to one member of a married couple. A recent examination of the age-grouping of dependent parents in receipt of pension of all classes showed that 6 per cent. of the parents were between the ages of 40 and 50; 38 per cent. were between the ages of 50 and 60; and 56 per cent. were of the age of 60 and over.