HC Deb 23 June 1938 vol 337 c1265
67. Mr. White

asked the Minister of Health whether he will state as on the last convenient date the number of applications received under the Contributory Pensions (Voluntary Contributors) Act. 1937, and the number of applicants who have been found to be qualified for the benefits of the Act?

Mr. Elliot

On 15th June, 1938, the latest date for which figures are available, 287,636 applications for admission to the new voluntary pensions scheme had been received in England, Scotland and Wales, and 202,814 applicants had, at the same date, been found to be qualified for admission to the scheme. 37,337 applications are still under consideration.