HC Deb 06 March 1925 vol 181 cc810-1W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of old age pensioners on 1st May, 1924, on 1st February, 1925, and the increase due to the concessions provided under the Finance Act, 1924?


I regret that the information as to the number of old age pensioners on the 1st May, 1924, and the 1st February, 1925, asked for by the hon. Member is not available. The number of old age pensioners at the end of each quarter in 1924 was as follows:—

31st March, 1924 916,771
30th June, 1924 928,041
30th September, 1924 954,682
31st December, 1924 997,160

As regards the second part of the question the actual increases due to the Old Age Pensions Act, 1924, are not known apart from the increases in the number of pensions generally.