HC Deb 24 July 1967 vol 751 cc36-7
20. Sir J. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Social Security what percentage of retirement pension for a man who has been a contributor since the commencement of the National Insurance scheme has been contributed by him; and on what actuarial expectation of life this is calculated.

Mr. Pentland

It depends on the individual circumstances and on the basis adopted for calculation, including whether account is taken of contributions before 1948, but would be up to 20 per cent. on the basis of the U.K. Life Tables 1963–65.

Sir J. Langford-Holt

Can the hon. Gentleman say when the highest point will be reached in this figure?

Mr. Pentland

No, Sir, not without notice.

30. Mr. Iremonger

asked the Minister of Social Security what reply she is now able to make, in respect of the constituent about whom she has been in correspondence with the hon. Member for Ilford, North, to the inquiries made about that constituent's entitlement to retirement pension and related matters.

Mr. Pentland

I have informed the hon. Member that his constituent's pension is being put into payment on the due date at the appropriate rate. The letter I have sent him explains at length the difficulties involved in this particular case.

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