§ Mr. G. THORNE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is now in a position to furnish the following particulars as to old age pensions for the year ended 31st March, 1929, namely: the total amount of pensions paid; the cost of administration; the total number of pensions in force, men and women, respectively; the numbers at 10s., 9s., 8s., 7s., 6s., 5s., 4s., 3s., 2s., and 1s.; the number of applications for pension; the number of applications rejected, giving various sources of rejection, i.e., age, poor relief, means, and other causes, respectively; the number of pensioners of whose death notice has reached pension officers; the number of paupers over 70 years of age in England, Scotland, and Wales in institutions, with the average cost per annum, and the number of persons over 70 years of age in receipt of outdoor relief, with the average cost per 2360W head per annum, men and women separately in both cases; the number of old age pensioners in receipt of outdoor relief and institutional relief, respectively; and the total amount so expended; the number of old age pensions paid to persons over 70 years of age under the Widows', Orphans', and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act, i.e., without means test, men and women, respectively; the cost per head per week of a convict in penal servitude and the prisoner in local prisons: how many persons over 70 years of age are in prison and penal servitude; and the number of old age pensioners who have been proceeded against for the violation of any of the provisions of the Old Age Pensions Acts, 1908 to 1924?
I am having inquiries made, and I will communicate such information as is available to the hon. Member in due course.