HC Deb 20 July 1939 vol 350 c714
64. Mr. Ness Edwards

asked the Minister of Health whether he will give the latest available information as to the number of persons over the age of 65 years who are engaged in insurable employment and in respect of whom contributions are payable into the national health, widows and orphans, and pensions funds?

Mr. Elliot

The approximate number of persons aged 65 or over who were engaged in insurable employment in the United Kingdom and in respect of whom contributions were payable into the national health insurance and contributory pensions funds, as shown by the receipt of contribution cards bearing one or more contributions for the half-year ended 1st January, 1939, was 384,900.