HC Deb 26 March 1914 vol 60 c576W

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he can state approximately the number of people who would be added to the list of old age pensioners if the age were reduced to sixty-nine, and the additional cost it would entail upon the Exchequer, with corresponding figures for the ages of sixty-eight, sixty-seven, sixty-six, and sixty-five?


I could not produce estimates which would be other than hypothetical. My hon. Friend can obtain for himself such estimates by a simple calculation from the figures of the last Census.