HC Deb 22 July 1936 vol 315 c448
68. Mr. JOEL

asked the Minister of Pensions the amount of lapsed pensions in each of the last five years, specifying the extent to which such lapses are attributable to death, cancellation, or to failure to claim, respectively?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Mr. R. S. Hudson)

The approximate annual values of pensions terminated from all causes during each of the last five years ended 31st March, 1932 to 1936, were: £1,013,000, £1,008,000, £911,000, £918,000 and £961,000. I regret that the records of my Department do not enable these amounts to be sub-divided in the precise manner desired by my hon. Friend, but in all but a fraction of the cases I am informed that termination of pension is due to the death of the pensioner.