HC Deb 21 December 1934 vol 296 cc1521-2

asked the Minister of Health how many pensioners out of the 2,345,000 in receipt of old age pensions belong to the contributory class?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir Hilton Young)

Of the 2,345,000 persons in receipt of old age pensions on 30th September, 1934, 729,000 were in receipt of 65–70 pensions under the Contributory Pensions Acts and 890,000 were in receipt of over-70 pensions payable by virtue of those Acts.