HC Deb 31 January 1939 vol 343 cc15-6
29. Mr. Robert Gibson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applications were made for entry into the Voluntary Pensions Scheme under the 1937 Act up to 30th September, 1938, in Scotland, Glasgow, and Greenock, respectively; how many were granted; and what were the corresponding figures for the months ended 31st October, 1938, and 30th November, 1938, respectively, and for the remaining period up to the closing date for the preferential benefits?

Mr. Colville

As the answer involves a number of figures I propose, with the hon. and learned Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

As applications have not been recorded on a geographical basis, separate figures for Glasgow and Greenock are not available. The figures for all Scotland are as follow:

Date. Total number of applications which had been
received. accepted.
30th September, 1938 29,600 22,600
31st October, 1938 30,400 23,200
30th November, 1938 33,200 24,000
3rd January, 1939 59,800 24,900

At 25th January, 1939, 26,500 applications had been accepted, and a further 27,300 were still under consideration.