§ 28. Sir William Darling
asked the Minister of National Insurance how many persons, male and female, who are receiving old age pensions are still following gainful employment.
§ 29. Mr. Stanley Prescott
asked the Minister of National Insurance how many old age pensioners whose pensions have been converted into retirement pensions are continuing in employment; and how many of such numbers suffer reduction in the basic rate of pension by virtue of the amount of their earnings.
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
It is not possible to say how many pensioners who are in receipt of increased pensions are continuing in employment, as the retirement condition only applies to contributory pensioners who are between the ages of 65 and 70, for men, and 60 to 65, for women. It is estimated that the number of contributory pensioners who have not received increased pensions because they do not satisfy the retirement condition, is about 600,000. The number of retired pensioners who are not receiving the full increase because they still have some earnings in excess of £I a week necessarily varies from week to week; in the third week of October it was approximately 4,500.