HC Deb 14 February 1911 vol 21 c1008W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he will state the number of old age pensioners in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, respectively, on the 31st December, 1910; and the sum paid by way of pension in each country in the last week of December, 1910?


The numbers of Old Age Pensioners on 31st December, 1910, were:—

England and Wales 470,456
Scotland 80,502
Ireland 182,967

The aggregate amounts paid out in respect of pensions in the week ended the 29th December, 1910, were:—

£ s. d.
England and Wales. 114,564 2 0
Scotland 19,876 16 0
Ireland 49,997 17 0
184,438 15 0

It should be added that the week in question is, in some respects, an abnormal one.