HC Deb 27 February 1929 vol 225 c2028W

asked the Minister of Health the number of old age pensions payable to men and women on the last convenient date?


The following particulars relate to England and Wales. On 31st December, 1928, the latest date for which the figures are available, 506,645 men and 259,578 women were in receipt of old age pensions under or by virtue of the Contributory Pensions Act, 1925. Of these pensioners 315,765 men and 160,043 women were between the ages of 65 and 70 and 190,880 men and 99,535 women were over the age of 70. As regards persons over the age of 70 in receipt of pensions under the Old Age Pensions Acts of 1908 to 1924 independently of the Contributory Pensions Act, 1925, a question should be addressed to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury.